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  1. DOE extends Title XVII application deadlines

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has added new application deadlines for its current Title XVII loan guarantee solicitations. The Title XVII program provides loan guarantees to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy technology. The next Part I application deadline is now scheduled for January 18, 2017. DOE is authorized to issue loan guarantees pursuant to Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Loan guarantees are made to qualified projects and applicants who apply for funding in response to open technology-specific solicitations. The Title XVII loan program applies to a wide range of energy technologies, including advanced fossil energy, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. LPO is currently accepting applications in response to the following open Title XVII solicitations: Advanced fossil energy projects solicitation; Advanced nuclear energy projects solicitation; and  Renewable energy and efficient energy projects solicitation. The extension of the effective period for LPO’s Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) number was extended for three years, allowing LPO to issue new Part I and Part II application deadlines into 2019. Hydrokinetic technologies, such as ocean wave, tidal, and in-stream technologies, are eligible. However, conventional hydropower, new and incremental, if already commercially deployed in the U.S., are not be considered new or significantly improved, and therefore are not be eligible for the program. All projects deemed eligible for a loan guarantee must use “new or significantly improved” technologies compared to commercial technologies already in the marketplace. Projects also must avoid, sequester, or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases or air pollutants. We look forward to receiving new applications through our online application portal. Potential applicants should direct any questions about the new deadlines or the Title XVII program in general to lgprogram@hq.doe.gov .

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  2. U.S. House stalling Energy Policy Modernization Act as Congressional adjournment approaches

    Efforts to enact the Energy Policy Modernization Act during the waning days of the current Congressional session seem to have been thwarted as the House of Representatives awaits the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.  

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  3. Senate panel splits on cause of renewable fuel quota shortfalls

    A US Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee divided over two reports the Government Accountability Office issued 2 days earlier about the US biofuels industry’s ability to produce enough supplies to meet future Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) quotas and to reach the RFS’s ...

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  4. Energy reform bill compromise stalled, House committee official says

    Prospects for a joint US House-Senate conference to send compromise energy-reform legislation to the White House before yearend are growing dim because so many significant disagreements have remained unresolved, a House Natural Resources Committee official said.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  1. Valero tells EPA it will sue for not considering RIN policy request

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    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

  2. RINs program within RFS created opportunities for fraud, report says

    A program that the US Environmental Protection Agency designed to help refiners and other obligated parties meet renewable fuel volume obligations under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard actually “provided the unintended framework for a new and persistent area of fraud,” a report released Sept. ...

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  3. Senators ask Obama to delay Dakota Access pipeline’s construction

    US Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democrats Benjamin L. Cardin (Md.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), and Edward J. Markey (Mass.) have asked US President Barack Obama to halt construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline until affected Indian tribes are consulted and a ...

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    Fri, 14 Oct 2016

  4. BOEM evaluates potential impacts of G&G surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed a draft programmatic environmental impact statement that recommends measures to protect marine mammals and coastal environments in the Gulf of Mexico from the potential impacts of geological and geophysical surveys.

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  5. Wind Power: Arkansas, Oklahoma governors discuss wind energy project

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson agreed when they spoke Monday at the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission's annual conference that energy policy needs to be included in the national political debate.

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    Tue, 4 Oct 2016

  6. Teamsters, unions question Dakota Access reconsideration

    The Obama administration’s decision to withdraw and reconsider permits it issued for the proposed Dakota Access crude oil pipeline raises serious questions about the future of building US systems and the livelihoods of the project’s construction workers, general presidents of the International ...

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    Tue, 4 Oct 2016

  7. Chemoil settles federal charges involving renewable fuel credits

    Chemoil Corp., a San Francisco-based motor fuels supplier, agreed to retire more than $71 million of renewable identification numbers (RIN) and pay a $27-million fine as a proposed settlement of federal charges that it violated renewable fuel credit procedures under the federal Renewable Fuel ...

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  8. Climate guidance is not necessarily requirement, CEQ chief testifies

    Final climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions guidance that the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued to federal agencies is not necessarily a requirement, CEQ Managing Director Christy Goldfuss told the US House Natural Resources Committee. But several Republican ...

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

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