From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: Extra Funds for Energy Ports Can Ease Carbon Emission Rule's Sting
Date: Sun Jun 15 18:00:43 MDT 2014
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Extra Funds for Energy Ports Can Ease Carbon Emission Rule's Sting

 

By Nathan Hurst (@nathanhurst) and Emily Holden (@emilyhholden)

 

At the same time the Obama administration was unveiling landmark regulations on carbon emissions, the president was signing into law a bill giving a dozen ports handling energy exports a big boost in potential federal funding. That move could help ease the pain of the carbon emissions rule, particularly for coal producers shipping their good overseas. And it could help ease the flow of petroleum products exiting the country.

 

The change in funding came in federal water resources legislation that lawmakers in the House and Senate spent more than six months hammering out differences on, after failing to write a new law for seven years. It mainly authorizes federal spending on projects for ports, inland waterways, clean drinking water and flood mitigation. But for the first time it also directed special funding to the energy industry, a move that could bolster exports that are facing other obstacles. READ THE FULL STORY.

 

 

Morning Consult Top Reads: June 6- June 11

The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week

1) EPA Targets: How Hard Will Your State Have to Work? (Interactive Map)

from Morning Consult by Emily Holden 

 

2) EPA's Interactive Map on Carbon Emissions Targets for States
from EPA

 

3) In Some States, Emissions Cuts Defy Skeptics

from New York Times by Justin Gillis and Michael Wines

 

4) States Would See Widely Different Requirements Under EPA's CO2 Rule

from SNL by Andrew Engblom

 

5) Support Wanes for Obama’s FERC Nominee

from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder

 

6) US Coal Miner Employment Sustains Free Fall Beyond 2nd Year

from SNL by Taylor Kuykendall and Neil Powell

 

7) Laws Limit Crude Exports, and Information About Them

from Houston Chronicle by Jennifer A. Dlouhy

 

8) Which States Get Hit Hardest by Obama's Climate Rule?

from Vox by Brad Plumer

 

9) Harry Reid Shapes Energy Regulator With an Eye to Nevada Industry

from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder

 

10) Energy Lobbying in 9 Charts

from Morning Consult by Emily Holden

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern): June 14 - June 18

Monday: International Association for Energy Economics conference in New York @ 8:45 am

Monday: Oil and gas cyber security summit in Houston @ 9:30 am

Monday: American Public Power Association expo in Denver @ 10 am

Monday: Energy Department meeting with update on Quadrennial Energy Review at NRECA @ Noon 

Tuesday: International Energy Agency webinar on medium-term oil market report @ 5 am 

Tuesday: Energy Department meeting with update on Quadrennial Energy Review at NRECA @ 8 am

Tuesday: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition forum on vehicle fuel from waste @ 8:30 am

Tuesday: Oil and gas cyber security summit in Houston @ 8:45 am

Tuesday: International Association for Energy Economics conference in New York @ 9 am 

Tuesday: Senate Appropriations energy and water markup @ 10 am

Tuesday: American Public Power Association expo in Denver @ 10 am

Tuesday: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Platts webcast and Q&A on oil and gas @ 11 am 

Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute seminar on greenhouse gas leadership @ Noon 

Tuesday: Government Services Administration Green Building Advisory Committee meeting @ 2 pm

Wednesday: Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference @ 8:30 am

Wednesday: International Association for Energy Economics conference in New York @ 9 am

Wednesday: House Appropriations energy and water markup @ 10 am

Wednesday: American Public Power Association expo in Denver @ 10 am

Wednesday: EPA's Holmstead and DOE's Tierney talk on EPA power sector proposal at BPC @ 10 am 

Wednesday: Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing on grid-strengthening technologies @ 10 am

Wednesday: Bipartisan Policy Center talk on EPA power sector proposal @ 10 am

Wednesday: Senate Environment hearing on climate change @ 10 am 

Wednesday: Senate Energy markup on Keystone XL, FERC nominees @ 10:30 am 

Wednesday: ACORE teleconference on renewable energy investment @ Noon 

Wednesday: House Natural Resources hearing on energy jobs @ 2 pm 

Thursday: Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference @ 7:30 am

Thursday: Senate Armed Services hearing on defense energy nominees @ 9:30 am

Thursday: House Energy hearing on EPA's power plant rules @ 9:30 am

Thursday: House Agriculture hearing on Clean Water Act agricultural exemptions @ 10 am  

Thursday: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions webinar on water and energy @ 2 pm 

Thursday: Senate Energy hearing on natural gas exports, consumption and transportation fuel @ 2:30 pm

Friday: House Natural Resources hearing on permitting, rights-of-ways for energy infrastructure @ 9:30 am