Category: Politics/Policy

CERAWeek: Middle East demographics mean big changes for region

HOUSTON — The Middle Eastern dynamic will shift in the next decades as an overwhelmingly young population ages, a panel of international experts told IHS Energy CERAWeek attendees on Friday. The Middle East is already a troubled region. A number of civil wars have destabilized several countries such as Iraq and Syria, and a recent […]  More »

CERAWeek: World leaders at Paris climate talks won’t make same mistakes as 2009, experts say

“There was a perception of failure” in Copenhagen, Todd Stern told IHS Energy CERAWeek. “People don’t want to go back there again.  More »

CERAWeek: Clean power plant rule offers significant pain with ‘negligible environmental benefit,’ coal producer says

Coal-fired power plants wouldn’t be the only beneficiary of carbon capture and storage technology, Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce said, stressing that in a carbon-constrained world, natural gas plants will need the tech too.  More »

CERAWeek: Energy chief sees no ‘compelling’ case for oil exports yet

The oil industry hasn’t made “an overly compelling argument” for crude exports, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday.  More »

CERAWeek: Refiners need more infrastructure to process the surge of U.S. crude

Revitalized North American crude production has created abundant sources of oil for refineries to process, but has raised the challenge of how to move it from the field to refineries.  More »

CERAWeek: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve needs a makeover

The nations’ strategic oil stockpile may need to be brought into the modern era, experts told CERAWeek attendees.  More »

Energy Department: The U.S. energy grid needs $15 billion in upgrades

Severe weather is the leading cause of power disruptions, costing the U.S. economy from $18 billion to $33 billion a year, and climate change will only make it worse, a White House review on energy infrastructure concludes.  More »

CERAWeek: Interior Secretary Jewell aims to reassure wary oil executives

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will go before a crowd of wary energy industry executives Monday to make the case that federal regulations are essential to reassure a worried public.  More »

CERAWeek: U.S. crude export ban is a sanction against ourselves, Murkowski says

“We shouldn’t lift sanctions on Iranian oil while we are keeping sanctions on American oil,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski told energy executives at IHS Energy CERAWeek. “It makes no sense.”  More »

Obama moves forward on new oil and gas rules for public lands

The Bureau of Land Management’s announcement that it would be proposing changes — and inviting public comment on the scope of them — marks the first major effort in decades to update onshore royalty rates that are among the lowest in the world.  More »

Koch lobbyist to senators: Don’t reform biofuel mandates. Repeal them.

Philip Ellender, the president of Koch’s government affairs arm, is lobbying the Senate against a plan to reform the nation’s renewable fuel mandates in favor of repealing it altogether.  More »

Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.  More »

Shell exec: U.S. risks losing drilling dollars to Brazil, Canada and Mexico

The Obama administration’s plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases from 2017 to 2022 could jeopardize the United States’ competitiveness as Brazil, Canada, Mexico and other countries aggressively compete for drilling dollars, a Shell executive told Congress.  More »

Kerry: still confident U.S. can conclude Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said the challenge of finishing the negotiations with Iran over the next 2½ months would loom large over the G-7 meeting.  More »

Report: Energy issues dominate congressional agenda – with little to show for it

Energy and environmental issues have gotten more votes in the Senate than any other issue so far this year, even though none of the measures have become law, according to a new analysis.  More »
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