New clean-energy standard move shows failure to learn

02/20/2012
As Congress begins its latest effort to choreograph energy choice, Americans should lock their cash drawers. Democrat Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, says he'll propose a clean-energy standard in a few weeks. President Obama gave the idea a sentence in his State of the Union speech. The legislation probably won't go far in the Senate and stands no chance in the House. There the good news ends. The bad news is that some lawmakers never learn. Last year Bingaman asked the Energy Information Administration to analyze a plan for "clean energy" in power generation starting at 45% in 2015 and rising to 95% in 2050. Bingaman's plan uses a system of...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected