From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: From Trash to Renewable Energy
Date: Sun Sep 21 18:00:42 MDT 2014

From Trash to Renewable Energy


By Emily Holden


King George, Va.— As train cars loaded with trash roll in to the King George Landfill, they aren’t just delivering waste. They are also carrying the goods that could help the state inch towards Obama administration’s carbon emissions standards.


It’s counterintuitive, but from this trash comes renewable energy. Underground pipes at the landfill are pumping methane gas up through several layers of decomposing waste, which stretch across 400 acres at the landfill. That gas is filtered, chilled and heated several times before getting pushed through one of four turbines to create about 12.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 12,000 average homes. READ THE FULL STORY. 



Morning Consult Top Reads: September 14 - September 19

The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week


1) The Pocketbook Politics of the Oil Export Ban

from Morning Consult by Davis Burroughs


2) GOP sees a Yucca revival if the Senate flips

from Politico Pro by Darius Dixon and Darren Goode


3) Committee to probe energy tax issues for first time since Wyden took over

from E&E by Nick Juliano


4) Senate Finance leaders voice support for extending energy incentives

from Washington Examiner by Zack Colman


5) EPA Extends Comment Period on Climate Rules

from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder


6) States Suing to Stop CO2 Cuts Prep For Them Anyway

from Climate Central by Bobby Magill


7) Utilities look to NERC to fill gap left by FERC on EPA CO2 rule reliability impacts

from SNL by Esther Whieldon


8) Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

from New York Times by Justin Gillis


9) 5 Things About Bobby Jindal's Energy Plan

from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder


10) Solar incentive faces headwinds

from Washington Examiner by Zack Colman



Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern):  September 22 - September 26

Monday: U.N. Climate Summit march @ 9 am and sit-in @ Noon 

Monday: American Gas Association lessons from the winter heating season @ 10 am 

Monday: Hamilton Project forum on economic costs of climate change  @ 4 pm

Tuesday: U.N. Climate Summit @ 8 am

Tuesday: Energy 2030 Summit on state and federal policy and productivity @ 8 am

Tuesday: United States Energy Association talk on carbon capture site @ 10 am

Wednesday: United States Energy Association book discussion on renewable energy @ 10 am

Wednesday: International Institute for Strategic Studies talk on energy security/Ukraine @ 10 am

Wednesday: American Council on Renewable Energy outlook webinar @ Noon

Wednesday: Heritage Foundation book discussion on global warming @ 2 pm

Thursday: Resources for the Future forum with remarks by EPA's McCarthy @ 10 am

Thursday: Bipartisan Policy Center talk on early action and the EPA's carbon emissions proposal @ 10 am