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Carbon tax status uncertain after first week in session

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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One of the most anticipated contests of the 2017 legislative session has been the long-time coming carbon tax bill. Now a week into the session, there is no clear answer on if Democrats will take up the controversial initiative.

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Report: Out-of-state greens push Texas anti-fracking laws

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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A group supported by four Texas energy producers is striking back at out-of-state environmentalist groups, arguing that the environmentalists have been hiding their extreme policy goals behind mild rhetoric.

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Poll finds more optimism for Wisconsin economy, mixed opinions on gas tax

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Confidence in Wisconsin’s economy continues to grow for Wisconsin voters.”

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Reshuffling of energy committee could boost wind and solar in Vermont

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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This year, the Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology will see a change of several members and the impact on future projects could be significant.

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Picking up the pieces of the failed Lamar Power Plant

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Colorado, Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

After the failure of any major project, the participants inevitably begin sorting out who to blame. In the case of the failed Lamar Power Plant, there are plenty of candidates. In 2006, the Arkansas River Power Authority and its constituent cities created the Lamar Repowering Project, a plan to convert a Lamar natural gas power plant […]

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It’s the season of giving, and U.S. taxpayers are giving millions to the Kemper Project

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant will likely receive more than $427 million in federal funds and tax incentives.

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