First on CNN: New online ads urge against carbon tax
June 5th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: New online ads urge against carbon tax

(CNN) – Online ads, backed by a six-figure buy from a conservative group, are hitting the web urging lawmakers to oppose a tax on carbon emissions.

The campaign from Americans for Prosperity goes after senators and representatives from 15 states, and begins with a budget of $175,000, according to a release from the organization.
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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy
Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options
June 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options

(CNN) – During the GOP weekly address Saturday, Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska called on the Obama administration to make more efforts to tap into domestic energy resources.

The governor said his state is prepared to pay millions in a partnership with the federal government to explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for precise estimates of its energy potential.
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Filed under: Alaska • Energy • Republicans
Americans having their say on divisive Keystone pipeline plan
May 24th, 2013
08:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Americans having their say on divisive Keystone pipeline plan

(CNN) - Jobs, say hundreds of thousands of people. Pollution, say hundreds of thousands of others.

They say that's what a proposed oil pipeline would bring into the country, as it transports crude from massive deposits in Canadian tar sands to refineries and ports in the United States.

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Filed under: Energy
Business owner on Obama tour pushed for Keystone
May 17th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Business owner on Obama tour pushed for Keystone

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama visits Ellicott Dredges Friday in Baltimore, he'll announce he's signed a presidential memorandum meant to hasten federal permitting processes, thereby creating jobs.

But the owner of the company, Peter Bowe, has another idea for getting Americans to work: approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project Republicans say would create jobs and foster energy independence but some Democrats argue would pose serious environmental risks.
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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary
May 16th, 2013
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary

(CNN) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy, replacing Steven Chu.

The vote was 97-0, with three senators (Roy Blunt, R-Missouri; Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma; and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas) missing the vote.
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Filed under: Energy • Senate
President, electric industry plan ways to restore power
May 8th, 2013
07:26 PM ET
2 years ago

President, electric industry plan ways to restore power

(CNN) - Continuing a relationship first established in the run-up to Superstorm Sandy, President Barack Obama sat down with representatives from the electric utility industry on Wednesday to discuss ways the federal government can help companies quickly restore power after major disasters.

According to accounts from two industry executives in attendance, much of the meeting focused on improving responses to natural disasters, but both industry and government officials also drew parallels to potential outages caused by a major cyber attack.
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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
GOP governor: Government should act like a smartphone
May 4th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP governor: Government should act like a smartphone

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Pat McCrory called on President Barack Obama to grant states more flexibility on issues such as health care and energy during the GOP's weekly address.

The new governor, who was elected in November, said state government can improve if it has the freedom to be more efficient, like a "smartphone."
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Filed under: Energy • Health care • North Carolina • President Obama
Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline
April 7th, 2013
05:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline

(CNN) – Bill Burton spent the greater part of the past two years working to get President Barack Obama re-elected.

Now he's in a different job, calling on the president to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, which Obama's administration last month said would have no significant effect on the environment.
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Filed under: Bill Burton • Energy
Fisker, recipient of government loans, lays off 75% of workforce
April 5th, 2013
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Fisker, recipient of government loans, lays off 75% of workforce

New York (CNNMoney) - Fisker Automotive, maker of the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma luxury car, has laid off 75% of its workforce, keeping only a small core group of executives, the company said Friday.

Prior to the lay-offs Fisker had had about 200 employees.

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Filed under: Energy
Activists make voices heard inside and outside Obama's fundraisers
April 4th, 2013
08:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Activists make voices heard inside and outside Obama's fundraisers

San Francisco (CNN) - The Keystone XL pipeline controversy greeted President Barack Obama in San Francisco this week with activists outside one big-dollar fundraising event urging him to reject the energy project.

Although he didn’t mention Keystone specifically in his remarks at Ann and Gordon Getty’s Pacific Heights mansion on Wednesday night, Obama did allude to the tricky balance between protecting the environment and spurring economic growth.
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Filed under: California • Energy • President Obama
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