From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: Environmental Groups, Renewable Transmission Developers Working Together
Date: Sun Apr 13 18:00:31 MDT 2014




Strange Bedfellows: Environmental Groups, Transmission Developers Working Together on Renewable Energy Projects


by Emily Holden


A continual uptick in renewable energy production has created a conundrum for environmental advocates. While wind turbines and solar panels do not create air pollution like traditional energy sources, they often require construction of hundreds of miles of power lines to transmit the electricity they generate to high-demand markets. In the past, constructing those transmission systems likely would have been a rallying point of opposition for environmental protection groups. But many influential organizations have decided that in this case, the ends justify the means: building the electric lines may be disruptive and potentially harmful to the environment, but getting cleaner power to people who want can be worth the trade-off. READ THE FULL STORY



Morning Consult Top Reads: April 6- April 11


The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week


1) Wyden Aims for Energy Parity in Overhaul to ‘Rotting’ Tax Code
from E&E by Nick Juliano


2) Democratic Senators Press Obama for Keystone Decision by May 31
from Reuters by Ros Krasny


3) Regulators, Overseers Want More Power to Thwart Attacks—but Congress Needs More Convincing
from E&E by Hannah Northey


4) Federal Energy Regulator to Take Steps to Protect Grid
from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder

5) Natural Gas Prices Unimpressed After Winter’s Wrath

from Morning Consult by Emily Holden 


6) Wellinghoff hangs over LaFleur at FERC

from Politico Pro by Darius Dixon


7) Hedge Fund Takes Aim at FERC Nominee Bay

from Politico Pro by Darius Dixon

8) Energy Spinoffs Are Moving Into Tax Limbo
from Wall Street Journal by Alison Sider


9) McCarthy: Plant Rules to be Flexible, But Binding

from Politico Pro by Andrew Restuccia 


10) Houston Fills With Crude Oil That Can’t Be Shipped Out
from Bloomberg by Naomi Christie and Dan Murtaugh




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


Monday: Natural Resilience Fund presentation on climate resilience @ Noon  

Tuesday: American Security Project discussion on fusion power @ Noon

Wednesday: PHMSA meeting on gas pipeline integrity management requirements @ 9 am

Wednesday: USEA meeting on Atlantic Wind Connection transmission line @ 10 am

Wednesday: DOE webinar on wind advances @ 3 pm

Wednesday: UC-Boulder webinar on forecasting extreme weather and resiliency

Thursday: ICF International discussion with INGAA’s Don Santa on infrastructure development @ 8 am

Thursday: DOE webinar on wind technology funding @ 3 pm
Thursday: Resources for the Future discussion on offshore oil and gas drilling @ 12:45 am