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New England sees electricity bills skyrocket


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Energy prices in New England are increasing for the winter heating months as utilities blame a lack of natural gas pipeline capacity. The rise in electricity bills is higher than some consumers were p… Read More

GOP Senate appointments include Gardner, Cassidy for Energy Committee


  • Hill, The
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Republicans have appointed Sens.-elect Bill Cassidy, R-La., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. New G… Read More

Iowa biofuels sector represents 4,737 jobs, report says


  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

Ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel accounted for 4,737 jobs in Iowa in 2014, according to a report by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. The state is expected to add more than 1,300 jobs ne… Read More