November 9, 2014 at 9:32 am ET
The GOP wasted no time laying out its energy priorities following its midterm election victory. Promises of what’s to come are flooding in, and the makeup of next year’s House and Senate committees is becoming clearer. But in the meantime, there’s a lame-duck session to get through. For the next two months, the big question hanging over the energy world is the fate of the wind production tax credit (PTC), which saves the industry more than a billion dollars per year. SEE THE FULL STORY HERE.
Week In Review And What’s Ahead
Republicans’ historic victory in the Senate and House last week has ensured that the debate over federal energy policy will head in an entirely new direction in the 114th Congress.
Senate Election Results
from the New York Times
Senate Energy and EPW Leadership Rumors
Election Energy Updates
Silver-Lining for Greens, Climate
Oil Prices Keep Sliding
When the lame duck congress returns next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to re-introduce tax extenders to the floor. But an agreement won’t come easily, Anna Sillers reports for Morning Consult.
And with members back in town for the first time since the election, jockeying for committee spots and leadership will start in earnest.
You Picked Them! Top 10 Stories of the Week:
from the Washington Examiner by Zack Colman
from Politico Pro by Elana Schor
from Bloomberg by Tim Loh
from National Journal by Jason Plautz
from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
from the Texas Tribune by Jim Malewitz
from Politico Pro by Anna Palmer and Andrew Restuccia
from E&E by Hannah Northrey
from the NYT by Coral Davenport and Bill Vlasic
from the U.S. Department of Energy
Editors’ Pick of the Week:
from BuzzFeed by Mike Giglio
This town on the Turkish-Syrian border is covered in trash. Residents refuse to let any outsiders — even garbagemen — inside. What makes Besaslan more guarded than the other grim towns lining what has become one of the world’s most dangerous borders sits at the end of a winding dirt road: oil.
Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern): October 27 – October 31
Tuesday: API cybersecurity conference @ 8 am
Wednesday: Earnings Reports: Amerigas Partners
Wednesday: House and Senate return for evening votes
Thursday: NRC meeting on nuclear material users @ 9 am
Thursday: HBJ “Let’s Talk Energy” forum @ 7:30 am
Friday: EESI briefing on Innovative Investments @ 2 pm
Friday: Regional GHG Initiative Teleconference @ 3 pm