This Week: #Senate Takes Up #Energy Efficiency & #KeystoneXL Legislation While House Limits Regulatory Authority of Gov’t

Monday in Washington Do Nothing Congress…Not So Fast This is the last week of business on Capitol Hill before Congress goes on its annual month-long August recess.  Apparently concerned about the “do nothing” label of this Congress, the House intend to pass a large number of bills this week before adjourning.  House leadership intends to… 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 »


Too many BANANAs

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/bc2035/Opinion+Whoever+wins+election+must+prepared+fight+BANANA/8301396/story.html Most who know me have heard my reference to the BANANA phenomenon before – Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone. Vaughn Palmer, a longtime columnist for the Vancouver Sun, wrote the linked editorial yesterday with respect to the BC election campaign. I’m intermittent on his stuff but in my opinion it is the best… More »


The week in Energy – April 22

Oil Sands Monitoring system The Gov’ts of Canada and Alberta today officially launched an online database for monitoring impacts in the oil sands region. There have been a lot of people, in and out of government, working on this project for a very long time. Congrats to them for bringing this project along. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/energy-resources/Oilsands+monitoring+goes+online/8275365/story.html?__lsa=c118-9c61 Market… More »