With a boom in domestic gas and oil production and a rapid expansion of renewable power to handle, the energy industry is facing major changes–many of which will be critically impacted by federal laws and regulations. It stands to reason that energy companies and trade groups would be spending more to advocate their priorities to policy makers, but energy spending on lobbying has actually slowly declined since 2010, falling from $3.55 billion spent in 2010 to $3.2 billion spent in 2013. READ THE FULL STORY AND SEE THE CHARTS.
Tuesday: Energy Efficiency Global Forum with Moniz @ 8 am
Tuesday: Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid meeting @ 8:30 am
Tuesday: Platts 3rd Annual North American Refined Products conference in Houston @ 9:45 am Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on manufacturing jobs @ 10 am Tuesday: Senate Energy hearing on FERC nominees LaFleur and Bay @ 10:15 am Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute and National Invasive Species Council webinar @ Noon Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute webinar on methane leackage from fracking @ Noon Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on oil and gas activities in wildlife refuges @ 2 pm Tuesday: House Transportation hearing on pipeline safety @ 2 pm Tuesday: House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on energy jobs for veterans @ 2 pm Tuesday: Energy Efficiency Global Forum with Moniz @ 8:30 am