OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senior DOE official to talk natural-gas exports

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ALSO WEDNESDAY: Energy lobbyists take stock of industry

A parade of energy trade group chiefs will give their take on the “State of the Energy Industry” at a half-day National Press Club Forum hosted by the U.S. Energy Association.


Speakers include top officials with the Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, National Mining Association, the Nuclear Energy Institute, America’s Natural Gas Alliance and several other groups.

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— Oil industry escalates attacks on biofuel mandate
— EPA says new air quality revisions will slash industry costs, health risks
Google makes new electricity push
— US climate diplomat says emissions deal in nations’ ‘core interest’
— Scientists: Backing Keystone pipeline would ‘undermine’ Obama’s climate legacy


House defense panel has eye on A123

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are closely watching the sale of bankrupt, taxpayer-backed battery maker A123 Systems to a Chinese company, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Critics of the deal have national security concerns. Click here to read the story.

Huntsman keeps up climate drumbeat

Back in 2011, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman jabbed conservative rivals in the GOP presidential primary field by tweeting: “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

Now, the failed presidential hopeful is co-chairman of the bipartisan group No Labels, and he stands behind the sentiment on climate. He spoke with BuzzFeed about his outlook.

Rep. Pompeo keeps up fight against energy credits

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) last year lost his battle to end tax credits for wind projects and several other incentives.

But he’s back for more in the new Congress. On Tuesday, backed by the conservative group Heritage Action, Pompeo announced that he’s reintroducing his bill to end various energy tax credits.

It would eliminate a range of tax breaks for green power, biofuels and oil and gas (although it leaves a number of incentives intact), and offset the higher revenues with a commensurate cut in corporate tax rates.

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