The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to hold business meeting to discuss the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, the nomination of John Elkind to serve as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs, and other legislation.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power to hold roundtable with business leaders and local officials on the potential economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed ozone rule.
With the August recess fast approaching, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set to devote its schedule to marking up a newly introduced bipartisan energy reform bill this week.
The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, introduced by Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., last week, is the culmination of the committee’s work so far this Congress. The panel held several hearings and considered more than 100 pieces of legislation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama's ability to act throughout the world.
It would be a "repudiation of President Obama's initiative and a statement that when the executive department negotiates, it doesn't mean anything anymore because we have 535 Secretaries of State," Kerry said, referring to the number of members of the House and Senate.
Despite the call from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for states to defy the Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming rule to limit power plant carbon emissions, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Secretary has said the state can manage to meet its proposed reduction goal, The Washington Post reports.
Gov. Phil Bryant, R-Miss., has sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy warning that his state may refuse to comply with the upcoming EPA rule limiting power plant carbon emissions, The Hill reports.
Led by West Virginia, 14 states want another hearing on an appeals court rejection of their challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and they’re asking all 17 judges on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to weigh in on the matter, The Hill reports.
The nuclear industry's hope for renewal of the Export-Import bank got a little brighter Friday when the Senate set a vote on adding it to the highway funding bill.
The move set off unusual fireworks among Republicans on the Senate floor, with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of "a simple lie" for telling him that no vote would be scheduled.
McConnell, who announced the vote, and who opposes re-chartering the bank, was not on the floor when Cruz spoke and avoided responding afterwards. The Senate could vote for cloture on the amendment, introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., as early as Sunday.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers at Brazil's state-owned Petrobras went on a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday to protest the oil company's plans to sell $15.1 billion worth of assets by the end of next year to help pay off a debt of about $120 billion.
Caroline Cavassa, a press officer for the National Oil Workers Federation, said 90 percent of the company's 86,000 workers joined the strike in 12 states. The strike took effect after midnight.
The House and Senate energy policy bills are both crafted to attract bipartisan backing and to avoid more controversial issues like the Keystone pipeline, lifting the crude oil export ban and reining in environmental regulations, Roll Call reports.
Instead of denying a threat from climate change, Republican presidential candidates like Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina say the best hope of fighting it lies with industry and the private sector, National Journal reports.
“Real leadership means taking stands,” Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said to supporters in an email Monday after rival Hillary Clinton once again refused to take a position on the controversial project to build the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
The National Association of Manufacturers has launched an ad campaign to block moves by the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to lower the levels of ozone allowed in the atmosphere, The Hill reports.
Lawyers for Don Blankenship have filed a motion in court, asking U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger to exclude testimony on the Upper Big Branch mine explosion from the former Massey Energy CEO’s perjury and conspiracy trial, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.
More losses from China's stock market continued to pressure oil prices early Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 36 cents to $47.03 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent lost 78 cents to $52.69, Reuters reports.
Problems with nuclear plants being built from modules produced in the factory -- the Vogtle project in Georgia and the V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina -- have crushed hopes that the construction method would usher in a renaissance for new nuclear plants, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The problems with Japanese electronics giant Toshiba overstating profits and minimizing losses on its balance sheet stemmed in part from a Westinghouse project, most likely involving AP1000 nuclear construction in China, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
A $1.5 billion impairment charge and continuing low prices for oil and natural gas hurt the balance sheet for Southwestern Energy in the second quarter despite an increase in production. The company posted a net loss of $815 million compared to a $207 million profit in the period during 2014, Dow Jones reports.