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U.S. Lawmakers Reject Plan to Tax Back Oil Company Profits

Article: U.S. Lawmakers Reject Plan to Tax Back Oil Company Profits

By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2008 (ENS) – Senate Republicans today derailed a Democratic plan to revoke tax breaks for big oil companies and impose a tax on excessive profits, arguing the proposal would do little to help Americans suffering from record-high gasoline prices. Debate over the measure reflected deep and long-standing partisan…

Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Article: Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies seem to take center stage quite often in Washington, yet nothing substantial ever seems to happen. Senate Democrats proposed a package of energy bills but were consistently opposed by most Senate Republicans. The first provision proposed to force electric utilities to generate 15% of their power from wind, solar,…