As the 112th Congress comes to a close, Americans are looking for solutions to provide certainty in the new year. While there are plenty of issues where a consensus has not yet emerged, there is at least one remaining question where a bipartisan agreement has already been reached – how to best regulate coal ash.
The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its annual energy outlook yesterday, forecasting the nation’s energy supply and demand. EIA’s projections showed continued growth in U.S. energy production that exceeds growth in U.S. energy consumption through 2040.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday released its annual World Energy Outlook, outlining a dramatic shift in global energy markets driven by increased oil and gas production in the United States.
Energy policies and prices are moving in the wrong direction. For example, oil and gas production on federal lands are down, and the national average price of regular gasoline is currently $3.76 per gallon – that’s more than double what prices were when President Obama took office.
President Obama issued a presidential proclamation this week declaring October 2012 “National Energy Action Month.” He stated, “I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust e