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House Spending Bills Come Up Short; FERC Commissioners Finally Confirmed

Over the last week, the U.S. House of Representatives moved two spending bills forward that would be harmful to advanced energy interests. In the Senate, a long confirmation process came to an end with Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay confirmed as...

Posted July 19, 2014    

DOE Offers First Offshore Wind Loan Guarantee

The Department of Energy (DOE) made a provisional commitment to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Massachusetts. With that pledge, Cape Wind will have raised nearly 60 percent of the estimated $2.5...

Posted July 4, 2014    

Senate Gridlock Continues as Tax Extenders, Shaheen-Portman Fall Short

In the last couple of weeks, the U.S. Senate failed to advance two pieces of legislation the advanced energy industry has been waiting for: a bill to extend tax credits that expired at the close of last year (S.2260) and the energy efficiency bill (...

Posted May 24, 2014