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CRONY CAPITALISM:: GOP, Dems squirm over bill to end energy subsidies | WashEx

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:16 am

CRONY CAPITALISM:: GOP, Dems squirm over bill to end energy subsidies | WashEx

Did President Obama mean it when he promised, in his State of the Union address, "no more handouts"? Do congressional Democrats really oppose corporate welfare? The next few weeks will tell, as Congress debates tax legislation and a proposal by a handful of conservative lawmakers to end energy subsidies -- for both oil and renewable energy -- that take the form of tax ... Go To Article

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VIDEO:: WSJ Interview: ROBERT KAGAN Author “The World America Made”

By at February 11, 2012 | 1:33 pm

VIDEO:: WSJ Interview: ROBERT KAGAN Author “The World America Made”

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JOE NOCERA:: The Politics of Keystone, Take 2 – NYTimes

By at February 11, 2012 | 1:12 pm

JOE NOCERA:: The Politics of Keystone, Take 2 – NYTimes

Here’s the question on the table today: Can a person support the Keystone XL oil pipeline and still believe that global warming poses a serious threat? To my mind, the answer is yes. The crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, which the pipeline would transport to American refineries on the Gulf Coast, simply will not bring about global warming apocalypse. The ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Report: Non-Solyndra energy loans could cost $3B – AP

By at February 11, 2012 | 12:07 am

ENERGY:: Report: Non-Solyndra energy loans could cost $3B – AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government could lose nearly $3 billion on Energy Department loans for green energy programs - far less than the $10 billion Congress set aside for the high-risk program, according to an independent review. The White House ordered the review after criticism of a $528 million loan to Solyndra Inc., a California solar company that went ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: NRC approves first new nuclear plant in a generation – Yahoo! News

By at February 9, 2012 | 11:30 am

ENERGY:: NRC approves first new nuclear plant in a generation – Yahoo! News

ROCKVILLE, Maryland (Reuters) - Regulators on Thursday approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years in spite of objections of the panel's chairman who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan's disastrous 2011 Fukushima disaster. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co to build and operate two ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: The Poisoned Politics of Keystone XL – NYTimes

By at February 9, 2012 | 12:10 am

ENERGY:: The Poisoned Politics of Keystone XL – NYTimes

On Monday, Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, traveled to China for a week of high-level meetings.  He brought with him a handful of his cabinet ministers, including Joe Oliver, his tough-talking minister of natural resources who, until recently, had been withering in his scorn for the opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama rejected a ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: AMERICAN GAINING Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer – Businessweek

By at February 8, 2012 | 12:26 am

ENERGY:: AMERICAN GAINING Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer – Businessweek

By Rich Miller, Asjylyn Loder and Jim Polson Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency, a goal the nation has been pursuing since the 1973 Arab oil embargo triggered a recession and led to lines at gasoline stations. Domestic oil output is the highest in eight years. The U.S. is producing so ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Tshuva discovers more offshore Israeli gas – IsraelHayom

By at February 8, 2012 | 12:17 am

ENERGY:: Tshuva discovers more offshore Israeli gas – IsraelHayom

Drilling at Tanin-1 suggests it may become Israel’s third-largest natural gas field • Commercial production likely to commence by 2013 • Recent offshore natural gas discoveries may represent windfall for Israel’s economy. The fledgling Israeli natural-gas industry could get another boost from a newly discovered natural gas reservoir off the Israeli coast. Avner ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Azeri and Iranian gas supply failure fuels shortage concerns

By at February 8, 2012 | 12:09 am

ENERGY:: Azeri and Iranian gas supply failure fuels shortage concerns

The flow of natural gas to Turkey from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field, the largest in the Caucasian country, via the South Caucasus gas pipeline, stopped on Tuesday, raising fears among Turks at a time when the demand for the natural gas is rising and gas supply from major providers such as Iran is declining. The interruption of natural gas was the result of a technical ... Go To Article

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MIDDLE EAST:: Attacks in Syria’s Homs resume after Russian peace – Yahoo! News

By at February 8, 2012 | 12:04 am

MIDDLE EAST:: Attacks in Syria’s Homs resume after Russian peace – Yahoo! News

AMMAN (Reuters) - Armored forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad thrust deeper into the central city of Homs on Wednesday, firing rockets and mortar rounds to subdue opposition districts, activists said, a day after Russia said Assad wants peace. Tanks entered the Inshaat neighborhood and moved closer to Bab Amro district, which has been the target of the heaviest ... Go To Article

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