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Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee

August 06, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee In June, the Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a markup of the chamber’s FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill only to pull... Read More

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued

August 28, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued On July 3, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new, expanded $4 billion solicitation for both renewable energy and energy efficient... Read More

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits

August 12, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture , Energy

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewed seven Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) and found... Read More

Budget Watchdog Documents Low Federal Effective Tax Rates for Large Oil and Gas Companies

July 31, 2014 | Press Releases | Budget & Tax , Energy

Effective Tax Rates of Oil and Gas Companies: Cashing in on Special Treatment report finds variety of special tax provisions allows companies to defer billions in taxes... Read More

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort

July 18, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort Recently, executives from DKRW Advanced Fuels have said they plan on visiting officials at the Department of Energy (DOE) in the near... Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill

July 18, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill This week the Senate Appropriations Committee took up the Pentagon spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2015. When all was said and done,... Read More

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee: Reject more funding for F-35

July 17, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee began its consideration of H.R. 4870, the appropriations bill for the Department of Defense... Read More

Government Report: Further Delays May Be In Store for Vogtle Project

July 16, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

Government Report: Further Delays May Be In Store for Vogtle Project The project to build two nuclear reactors for the Georgia-based Plant Vogtle, owned by Georgia Power and its partners, faces many... Read More

Energy and Water Bill Passes House

July 16, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

Energy and Water Bill Passes House On Thursday, the House approved a $34 billion energy and water spending bill, providing funding for projects ranging from water... Read More

USEC Bankruptcy Filing Approved: Company to Proceed With Debt Restructuring Plan

July 14, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

USEC Bankruptcy Filing Approved: Company to Proceed With Debt Restructuring Plan Over the past two weeks, the value of the United States Enrichment Corporation’s (USEC) stock has fluctuated significantly, rising from... Read More

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August 28, 2014

Subsidies Keep the Good Times Rolling

Anybody road tripping through the Corn Belt this Labor Day can’t miss the obvious signs of farm profitability.... Read More