Tag Archives: Politics and Policy

Environmentalists to Obama: Delay decision on gas exports

Taking a page out of their Keystone XL playbook, environmentalists are urging the Obama administration to delay decisions on whether to allow more companies to export natural gas harvested inside the United States because of climate change concerns. Continue reading

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Opinion: GM chief gets it right on U.S. energy policy

The Houston Chronicle editorial board applauds General Motors chief Dan Akerson for taking a strong stance on pro-growth energy policy. Continue reading

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Security threats a certainty on energy networks, ex-CIA head says

Computer security breaches are a certainty for energy companies, but the best responses to them are still unclear, a former intelligence director told executives Friday. Continue reading

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Transition to low-carbon future will unfold slowly, execs say

The U.S. is on the cusp of an energy transformation driven by policy and environmental goals, but it will take a long time for that transition to unfold, business leaders and analysts said Friday at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference. Continue reading

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Bill Gates urges government to spend more on energy R&D

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates urges more government funding for energy research. Continue reading

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Steffy: There’s no free ride in the Gulf

Let us pause for a moment to gaze with perfect clarity in the rearview mirror and talk about the revenue that might have been. Continue reading

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Layers of energy topics will fuel CERAWeek conference in Houston

Cyberthreats, energy in the developing world and the ways in which the North American shale revolution has affected the global market will all be part of the IHS CERAWeek energy conference, which begins Monday.
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Fight over gas exports is a prelude to oil exports brawl

The frenzy to sell more U.S. natural gas overseas has sparked a bitter, unseemly skirmish among Big Business that has such heavyweights as Dow Chemical Co. and GE squaring off over the prospect. Continue reading

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Exxon’s tax bill outweighs tech giant Apple’s

Apple — the world’s largest publicly traded company by market value — paid fewer taxes in the United States than Exxon Mobil Corp. in 2012. But the oil giant and others in the energy industry have received more government scrutiny for tax breaks. Continue reading

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Senators grapple with free trade questions surrounding natural gas exports

Senators grappled with the thorny issue of natural gas exports on Tuesday, as even self-proclaimed free-market enthusiasts questioned whether some federal limits are needed to constrain U.S. prices and give a boost to domestic manufacturing. Continue reading

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