Senate Nuclear Option Exposes Lack of Experience While ENR Considers Increased US Oil Production

Tuesday in Washington: Lack of Experience Starting to Show: Following three hours of deliberation in the Old Senate Chamber last night, the Senate continues to struggle with an effort brought forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid to change the Senate rules with respect to filibusters of political nominees.  Proponents of the change say it is… More »


Congress Reviews Increased Domestic Oil Production Effects on Energy Prices

HBW Energy & Politics Daily Update Monday in Washington: Despite the procedural standoff unfolding in the Senate, this will be a very busy week on Capitol Hill. Hearings and markups in both the House and the Senate on energy legislation are planned.  In the Senate, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will review the impact… More »


House Cuts Renewable Funding, Supports Yucca, and Tells Obama “No” on Ocean Zoning

Thursday in Washington: Progress/Work Continues…in the House The House completed its work and passed the FY2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 2609) late last night.  The bill includes significant cuts to renewable energy programs, funding to support the approval of Yucca Mountain, and a provision prohibiting the implementation of the Administration’s National Ocean Policy’s… More »


Congress Considers Pipelines, Energy Prices, and DOE Funding

Tuesday in Washington: Work Commences On Energy Funding: Both the House and Senate are in session today.  The House will be taking up H.R. 2609, the FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.  The bill includes massive cuts to funding for DOE grant programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, which could be the subject… More »