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State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Offsets Collapse Of Coal
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

The U.S. coal industry has endured a precipitous decline in recent years. A Duke University study indicated that the industry shed 49,530 jobs between 2008 and 2012. U.S. renewable energy, meanwhile, has surged. The Duke study found that wind and solar... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: New Mexico Gov. Martinez Unveils Energy Plan
Posted on 23 Sep 2015 by State Net

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) proposed a new “all of the above” state energy policy last week she said would utilize renewable energy sources like wind and solar, traditional fossil fuels like oil and gas and even nuclear power. “New... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Politics Kills Clean Energy In Texas
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

A Texas rebate program for electric vehicles is ending on June 26 – only about a year after it began. Not because state leaders think green rebates are a waste of money or threaten the free market. In fact, a House committee unanimously passed a... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: U.S. Leads World in Shale Oil Production - For Now
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by State Net

The United States is currently the world leader in shale oil production, on pace to produce more than 3 million barrels of shale oil per day within the next few years. But new estimates of the world's potential shale resources by the U.S. Energy Information... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio's $500 Billion Oil Resource Frustrating Drillers
Posted on 14 May 2013 by State Net

The Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio grabbed the national spotlight two years ago when the state's Department of Natural Resources estimated it held 5.5 billion barrels of recoverable oil, more than twice Yemen's oil resource and worth nearly... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Considering Investing Billions In Pipeline Project
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

A study commissioned by the state of Alaska that was released last week suggested that a direct investment by the state in a long-sought liquefied natural gas pipeline project might improve the project's prospects. The $424,000 study, conducted by... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Becoming Battleground Issue
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by State Net

Last month's "fiscal cliff" deal temporarily extended several federal renewable energy incentives, such as the tax credit for producers of wind energy. But with investor confidence in renewable energy still somewhat shaky in comparison to... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Proposes New Colorado Drilling Regulations
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) last week proposed new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling operations in the Centennial State. His proposals include a first-in-the-nation call to force drillers to reduce the emission... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Cooling on Renewable Energy
Posted on 14 May 2013 by State Net

States' recent passion for renewable energy appears to be running out of steam. Sixteen of the 29 states with renewable portfolio standards are considering legislation that would scale back those mandates, according to the North Carolina Solar Center... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Fracking Remains a Hot Topic in Many States
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by State Net

FRACKING REMAINS A HOT TOPIC IN MANY STATES: The controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," has boiled over in numerous statehouses this year. The battle has often come down along party lines, with Republicans heavily... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Ohio Governor Continues to Push for Shale Fracking Tax
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by State Net

KASICH CONTINUES PUSH FOR DRILLING TAX: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) renewed his call to impose steeper oil and gas drilling taxes on out-of-state oil companies in order to pay for an income tax cut for Buckeye State residents, telling reporters, "The... Read More