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NICE: Energy Efficiency Legislation Signed by Obama

NICE: Energy Efficiency Legislation Signed by Obama

President Obama signed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 6582) on Wednesday after the bill received bipartisan support in Congress. The law is a modification of the Enabling Energy Savings Innovations Act (H.R. 4850) and includes elements of the Shaheen-Portman senate bill. Energy efficiency enthusiasts hailed the move, but also cautioned that there


Obama Offers $6B in Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Infrastructure

President Obama is offering a $6 billion investment in clean energy infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region under the US-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Future. The Partnership is being formed to drive investment in the region, and also to provide a ready export market for US companies and their technologies. There are four regional priorities: 1. Renewables and cleaner


Obama To Protect US Airlines From EU Emissions Trading Scheme Taxes

One of Barack Obama’s first climate-related actions since winning his second term of office has been to sign a bill preventing US airlines from complying with EU regulations regarding emissions. Or more specifically the taxes required by the European scheme from all airlines flying into European airspace. The American aviation industry will no doubt be


In Focus: President Obama’s “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy

A friend of mine who had made some energy-related suggestions to President Obama just received a very thoughtful and well-written note in response, talking up the “all-of-the-above” strategy.  I respond: That’s great.  From here, I’d like to see some real numbers and commitments to bringing them about.  In particular, I want to see us: •


Alternative Energy Stocks: Down Despite Obama Victory

If you follow the energy sector closely, then you know that many questions regarding the direction of alternative energy companies were looming during the 2012 campaign season. Was the country going to continue with the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” strategy with its strong emphasis on renewables, or would there be an accelerated domestic drilling and pipeline


The Next 4 Years of Obama Energy Policy: What to Expect

Now that President Obama’s second term is confirmed, energy experts believe that the industry can expect more regulations over the next four years. The president intends to stick to his promise to reduce oil imports by 50 percent by 2020. Obama’s campaign leaned heavily on the president’s “all of the above” strategy to domestic energy


Climate Change and Energy Consumption: Major Themes of Obama’s Second Term

Congratulations, Mr. President. Now let’s get to work. Because you mentioned climate change one time in your acceptance speech, the writers and readers for whom that subject is of paramount importance (on either side) have let 1,000 flowers bloom in less than a day. Andrew Revkin did the best job of it, talking through many


Obama Win is Good for Clean Energy; Matzah Balls Still Loom

Just because President Obama won four more years, doesn’t mean the next four will be any easier. Sure, it’s now his legacy he is beginning to focus on. But there are tall hurdles even the election results will do to change. Renewable energy developers and suppliers have a few rays of sunshine and a more


The Difference Between Obama’s and Romney’s Energy Advisers

As reviewed in an article by Elisa Wood , there is a profound difference between President Obama’s energy advisor and Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s energy advisor. Harold Hamm is part of team Romney while Heather Zichal is in Obama’s camp. Hamm made his fortune from oil, his academic qualifications consist of little more than a


In Focus: President Obama’s Environmental Efforts

On Tuesday September 4, 2012, Democrats opened their national convention by defending President Obama’s record and asking Americans to be patient. In their first four years in office, the Obama administration’s green efforts have been resisted by unprecedented Republican obstructionism and an electorate misinformed about the science of climate change. Others have criticized Obama for not doing enough to move the green agenda forward. Despite a

Wanxiang: A123 Buyout?

A123 may have declared in its bankruptcy filing this week that it has chosen U.S.–based Johnson Controls, rather than Chinese rescuer Wanxiang, as the preferred bidder for its automotive battery business. But that doesn’t mean that Wanxiang is letting go of its $465 million bid to buy A123 outright. That’s the upshot of a Thursday

Energy Questions People Want Answered by Obama and Romney

Tonight’s presidential debate, which takes place in Hempstead, Long Island, is a town hall, where undecided voters get to ask the questions. Unfortunately, the subject matter is limited to foreign policy, so many important questions average voters would ask won’t be allowed (how about their positions on a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United?). Is