OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Wind tax credits in focus, Al Gore’s ‘Dirty Weather Report’ going live, and more

The EU recently announced it’s suspending application of the rules, but lawmakers are pressing ahead to exempt U.S. carriers. Click here for more.

... as green group pushes for White House veto

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging President Obama to veto the bill, which has already cleared the Senate and has bipartisan support.

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WWF said Obama’s decision would send a signal about where he stands on climate change heading into his second term.
 
“We call on President Obama to veto this misguided bill and firmly establish his credibility on climate change and protecting the environment at the outset of his second term. This is his first opportunity to take real action on climate change in the next four years, and we hope he makes the right choice,” Keya Chatterjee, director of international climate policy with WWF, said in a Tuesday statement.


WEDNESDAY’S AGENDA

Wind tax credit battle rages

The Hill is hosting an event Wednesday morning about the future of the soon-to-expire wind energy production tax credit.

The credit’s fate is shaping up as a major battle in the lame-duck session. It will be livestreamed at thehill.com at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers include Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), an outspoken critic of the incentive.

Report to detail threats to power grid

The National Research Council will unveil a study Wednesday on threats to the U.S. power grid from natural disasters and terror attacks.

“Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System, a National Research Council report recently approved for public release by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after a five-year delay, considers the vulnerabilities of the U.S. electric power grid system as well as the possible economic and social consequences of a major natural disaster or well-planned attack,” an advisory states.

“It also recommends ways to make the system less vulnerable, rapidly restore power if failure occurs, and sustain important services while the power is out,” the research body said.

Forum looks widely at energy

The consulting firm IHS is hosting a wide-ranging discussion on energy policy, technology and investment during a two-day conference that began Tuesday. Click here for more.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Check out these stories that ran on E2-Wire Tuesday ...

– Treasury official: Administration open to carbon tax if GOP takes lead
– Gore warns of 'climate cliff,' pushes carbon tax in 'fiscal cliff' talks
– Chamber of Commerce open to 'fiscal cliff' deal that raises revenues
– Grassley: Senate will wait on tax extender package due to fiscal cliff talks
– Conservatives take aim at carbon tax


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