Part II Renewables Section of Senate Energy Bill Just Released!

Just posted are the Senate Energy Bill Title2 Renewable Energy provisions.  There’s a mixed bag for ocean renewables as summarized in the following cursory overview:

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Bill to Eliminate Production Tax Credit for Offshore Wind

This past Friday the 13th (5/13/05), Senators Alexander and Warner introduced the so-called Environmentally Responsible Wind Power Act, S.1034.  Among other things, the bill disqualifies offshore wind projects from receiving the 1.8 cents Production Tax Credit (PTC) and gives adjacent states within a project “viewshed” the power to veto a proposed offshore project in the […]

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Senate Energy Bill Mark Up Starting Soon!

Alert:  The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will mark up nine of 13 sections of its comprehensive energy bill next week, with a markup of the remaining sections to be held the following week.     Next Tuesday through Thursday, the committee will mark up the sometimes contentious electricity and coal sections, as well […]

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Testimony from Offshore Energy Hearing (4/19/05)

On April 19, 2005, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held hearings on Offshore Energy, including the future of alternative energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.  Witness testimony from the Senate Hearing may be viewed here. Section 2010 of the House Energy Bill (HR 6) addresses alternative energy uses on the Outer […]

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Secretary Abraham’s KeyNote Address at Energy Ocean 2005

Below, former DOE Secretary Abraham with Dan White, Energy Oceans 2005 organizer and Richard Meyer, head of Ocean Energy Council; Former DOE Sec. Abraham  addresses a crowd at Energy Ocean 2005 (4/27/05). 

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