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Senators Offer Bills to Expand Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced four measures last week to expand and improve upon energy efficiency tax incentives for vehicles, homes and commercial buildings, industrial facilities and consumers and businesses. The two plan to incorporate the tax incentives in the energy tax package that the finance panel expects to consider this fall.

August 11, 2009

Gas Consumer Groups Back Reform of NGA Refund Process

Twenty groups representing large natural gas consumers and small municipal users last week called on Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) to back legislation that would reform Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), making customers eligible for rate refunds from the date that they file a complaint at FERC.

April 13, 2009

Gas Consumer Groups Back Reform of NGA Refund Process

Twenty groups representing large natural gas consumers and small municipal users Monday called on Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) to back legislation that would reform Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), making customers eligible for rate refunds from the date that they file a complaint at FERC.

April 7, 2009

Energy Bill to Address FERC Siting Authority, OCS Drilling

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said last Thursday the panel plans to mark up energy legislation later this month that would give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission greater authority over the siting of electric transmission facilities.

March 9, 2009

Bingaman Favors Review of Section 29 Credit, Levying Excise Tax

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Wednesday said he supported a review of the Section 29 manufacturing tax credit to see whether it should be revoked for oil and natural gas production.

March 4, 2009

Bingaman: EIA Needs to be ‘Significantly Expanded’

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said expanding the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will be one of the key priorities of the upcoming Congress.

November 10, 2008

Bingaman Says EIA Needs to be ‘Significantly Expanded’

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, says expanding the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will be one of the key priorities of the upcoming Congress.

November 5, 2008

Bingaman to ‘Push Early and Hard’ on Energy in Next Congress

Acknowledging that the current Congress has been marred by fighting over energy issues, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last Thursday said he intends to “push early and hard” for a bipartisan, comprehensive approach to energy policy in the upcoming 111th Congress.

September 29, 2008

Bingaman to ‘Push Early and Hard’ on Energy in Next Congress

Acknowledging that the current Congress has been marred by fighting over energy issues, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Thursday he intends to “push early and hard” for a bipartisan, comprehensive approach to energy policy in the upcoming 111th Congress.

September 26, 2008

Senate to Hold Summit to Reach Compromise on Energy Bill

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has agreed to help lead a summit in mid-September in an attempt to reach a bipartisan compromise on energy legislation.

August 11, 2008