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State Department Report States That Keystone XL Would Have Little Effect on Climate

On March 1, the U.S. State Department released its latest draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring crude oil from Alberta to U.S. refining centers in the mid-West and Gulf Coast. One of the EIS’s key finding is that the pipeline’s operation would [...]

Federal Green Jobs Survey Cancelled Due to Sequestration

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on March 1, the day the reduction in federal expenditures took effect, that it was scrapping three data collection and reporting programs surveys as a cost saving measure. One of the three is the program that tracks and reports U.S. “green jobs.” The BLS published its first green jobs [...]

Energy and Climate Change Featured in State of the Union Message

The President’s State of the Union message proposes a number of federal initiatives bearing on domestic energy supply and end-use (i) accelerated permitting for oil and gas exploration, (ii) support of R&D to make natural gas burn cleaner, (iii) support of state initiatives for constructing more energy efficient buildings, and (iv) establishment of an Energy [...]

Subcommittee Hearing on American Energy Security and Innovation

On February 5, 2013, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a hearing on American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of North America’s Energy Resources.  The subcommittee heard testimony from Adam Sieminsky (Administrator,U.S. Energy Information Administration),  Daniel Yergin (Vice Chairman, IHS), Jennifer Morgan (Director, [...]