Grounded's Morning Energy: Sept. 14 2012 - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Grounded's Morning Energy: Sept. 14 2012

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Energy headlines for this morning.

Coal jobs could rebound after 2020, report says "Appalachian coal jobs are expected to decline over the next dozen years, but could rebound and even increase after 2020 as mine production stabilizes at lower levels, according to a new analysis by the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy."

COAL: China's financing may give Texas carbon-capture project a boost "China became a major player yesterday in a Texas carbon capture and sequestration project that is vying to become one of the world's first commercial demonstrations of the technology."

Belmont Says No Campers Pipeliners in Ohio, near Wheeling: "... Erwin and her family now have six months to vacate their lot in Belmont because Village Council members are going to enforce the 2002 ordinance that forbids campers and RVs from being parked in the corporate limits."

Japanese Panel Urges Phasing Out Nuclear Power "A Japanese Cabinet panel called Friday for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades as part of an overhaul of the country's energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns. The proposed new energy policy is a major shift from Japan's decades-long advocacy of nuclear power. It calls for greater reliance on renewable energy, more conservation and sustainable use of fossil fuels."

An Argument Over Wind "The (American Wind Energy Association) says that if the tax credit expires, some 17,000 jobs will be eliminated next year and that deliveries of new turbines will spiral to zero. But Exelon says the tax credit is distorting energy markets because the credit itself is larger than the average value of electricity produced in the Midwest."

Duke Energy to cut energy waste with peer pressure "Later this year, Charlotte-based Duke will begin mailing its residential customers monthly energy reports showing how their energy usage compares with "peers" who live in similar homes."

WTI Hits $100/b: Time For The Strategic Reserve? "For my money, three factors point towards why it's still too soon …"

House Republicans scrub climate change concerns from EPA bill "The latest House bill aimed at thwarting climate change regulations drops previous language that acknowledged scientific concerns about global warming and evidence of rising temperatures and sea levels."

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