From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: Energy Lobbying in 9 Charts
Date: Sun May 18 18:00:37 MDT 2014



Energy Lobbying Spending Slowly Declining, Despite Major Industry Shifts 


By Emily Holden (@emilyhholden)


With a boom in domestic gas and oil production and a rapid expansion of renewable power to handle, the energy industry is facing major changes–many of which will be critically impacted by federal laws and regulations. It stands to reason that energy companies and trade groups would be spending more to advocate their priorities to policy makers, but energy spending on lobbying has actually slowly declined since 2010, falling from $3.55 billion spent in 2010 to $3.2 billion spent in 2013. READ THE FULL STORY AND SEE THE CHARTS.



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The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week

1) Obama Said to Put Personal Push Behind EPA Emission Rules


2) Train Accidents Bring New Scrutiny, But Fixes Likely Slow

from Morning Consult by Meghan McCarthy


3) Obama Said to Consider Power-Plant Rule That Tests Law


4) U.S. Considers Relaxing Crude Oil Export Restrictions

from Wall Street Journal by In-Soo Nam

5) U.S. Takes First Step Toward Fracking Disclosure Rules
from Reuters by Valerie Volcovici

6) Coal Retirements Pose Potential Power Problems 
from Morning Consult by Emily Holden

7) How ‘Big Corn’ Lost the Ethanol Battle to Philadelphia Refiners
from Reuters by Cezary Podkul and Jeff Mason

8) Extenders Bill With Renewable Credit Fails in Senate

from Politico Pro by Darren Goode

9) Is the Senate Doomed to Fail on Energy Policy?
from Washington Examiner by Zack Coleman

10) Coal Missing Boom as Climate Foes Clean Asia’s Backyard







Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern): May 19 - May 23

Monday: American Public Power Association releases paper on EPA's greenhouse gas rules @ 12:30 pm
Monday: Google+ Hangout with, Moniz, McCarthy, White House on climate change @ 1 pm 

Tuesday: Distributed Solar Forum @ 8 am 

Tuesday: Energy Efficiency Global Forum with Moniz @ 8 am

Tuesday: Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid meeting @ 8:30 am

Tuesday: Platts 3rd Annual North American Refined Products conference in Houston @ 9:45 am
Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on manufacturing jobs @ 10 am 
Tuesday: Senate Energy hearing on FERC nominees LaFleur and Bay @ 10:15 am
Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute and National Invasive Species Council webinar @ Noon 
Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute webinar on methane leackage from fracking @ Noon 
Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on oil and gas activities in wildlife refuges @ 2 pm
Tuesday: House Transportation hearing on pipeline safety @ 2 pm
Tuesday: House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on energy jobs for veterans @ 2 pm
Tuesday: Energy Efficiency Global Forum with Moniz @ 8:30 am

Wednesday: Distributed Solar Forum @ 8:30 am

Wednesday: Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid meeting @ 8:30 am

Wednesday: Platts 3rd Annual North American Refined Products conference in Houston @ 10 am 
Wednesday: House Homeland Security hearing on cyber threats @ 10 am

Thursday: Distributed Solar Forum @ 8:30 am 
Thursday: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions conversation on carbon pricing @ 9:30 am