October 2, 2015 |
Despite a call from coal producers to go slowly, Pennsylvania environmental regulators are steaming full speed ahead to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "We view the Clean Power Plan as presenting some major opportunities for Pennsylvania," John Quigley, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said Wednesday at a "listening session" the DEP held in Philadelphia to gather public comment on its emissions-reduction strategy.
September 23, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy announced Monday that it will bestow its inaugural $25,000 Carnot Prize on Daniel Yergin, the energy historian. Yergin, vice chairman of the research firm IHS, will receive the prize Oct. 12 at the official opening of the center's new space in Penn's Fisher Fine Arts Library. The prize recognizes "distinguished contributions to energy policy. " The Kleinman Center, which is associated with Penn's School of Design, was established last year.
December 5, 2014 |
Gov. Christie on Thursday will travel to Canada, where he is expected to discuss energy policy, a topic that could become part of a 2016 presidential platform. The trade mission, which begins Thursday in Calgary, Alberta, and ends Friday with stops in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario, marks Christie's second foreign trip in three months as he considers a run for president. He led a New Jersey delegation to Mexico in September, where he also talked energy, an issue with foreign and domestic dimensions.
July 18, 2014 |
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice. The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will be named for donor Scott Kleinman and his wife, Wendy. He is a Wall Street private-equity manager and 1994 Penn alum. It will be directed by Mark Alan Hughes, a professor of practice at Penn's School of Design. Hughes was the city's first director of sustainability and is a former adviser to Mayor Nutter.
January 18, 2014 |
TRENTON With little fanfare, Gov. Christie has named Dianne Solomon of Haddonfield president of the Board of Public Utilities, the state agency charged with approving rates for gas, electricity, cable, and water companies, and implementing state energy policy. A paralegal with close political ties to Christie, Solomon is the wife of Superior Court Judge Lee A. Solomon, who served as BPU president from 2010 to 2012. She succeeds Robert M. Hanna, who was confirmed this week as a judge of the Superior Court.
November 15, 2012
By Jennifer Rubin There will be plenty of fights in the next Congress, but here are five areas where there could be collaboration: K-12 reform: After years of falling test scores, it should be clear that what we're doing isn't working. Compromise on revamping No Child Left Behind should allow block grants, greater state control, charter schools, and school-choice experiments (some of which Mitt Romney cited on the trail). If Democrats want to subsidize more teachers, trade-offs can be made.
April 17, 2012
Romney out of touch With the recent firestorm over Hillary Rosen's comments regarding Ann Romney's choice to be a stay-at-home mom, I am stunned that the Mitt Romney camp completely missed the bigger issue surrounding working mothers: Many of them work not out of choice, but out of necessity ("Ann Romney fires back at never-worked charge," Thursday). I'm sure there are countless mothers who would love to be married to a wealthy executive so they can stay at home and raise their children.
March 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. David Vitter undermined public trust when he blocked a raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unless he issued more deep-water exploratory drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill, the Senate ethics committee said in a letter released Friday. The committee called the Louisiana Republican's actions unprecedented but spared him charges of rules violations. In a statement Friday, Vitter said that the committee had validated his action by dismissing the complaint and that he was glad he had "killed Ken Salazar's salary increase - he has completely failed us on energy policy.
March 26, 2012
By Llewellyn King When the Obama administration seeks to explain its oil policy, it changes the subject mid-sentence. The most frequent practitioner of this verbal contortion is the president's press secretary, Jay Carney. It is as though he's a magician who has promised to pull a live rabbit from his top hat. This conjurer stands before his audience, recites some incantations and, poof, retrieves not a live rabbit, but a dead chicken. Carney, like others in the administration, starts talking about oil and switches to talking about "alternatives.
November 30, 2011
By Charles K. Ebinger Let me say up front that I have always been a Democrat. However, I also vote my conscience, and energy policy is one area where I think my party is wrong. I wasn't always a disillusioned Democrat. For decades, the party's policies ensured that the United States had adequate supplies of domestic oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric power, and uranium to fuel our growing economy while providing well-paying jobs to the men and women who produced our energy and transported it. These policies helped create America's affluence in the 1950s, '60s, and early '70s.