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NEWS UPDATE February 24, 2012

In a Nod to Gas Prices, Obama Talks About Energy

MARK LANDLER  •  New York Times  •  Posted February 24, 2012

resident Obama, confronted by the political perils of surging gas prices in an election year, on Thursday defended his efforts to wean the United States off imported oil, even as he conceded there was little he could do in the short run to ease the pain at the pump. Speaking to students at the University of Miami, in a swing state where gas averages $3.69 a gallon, Mr. Obama said: “Just like last year, gas prices are climbing across the country; this time, it’s happening even earlier. And when gas prices go up, it hurts everybody. [ read more … ]

Nebraska hitting end of road on ethanol incentive

ART HOVEY  •  Lincoln Journal Star  •  Posted February 24, 2012

Nebraska is closing the books on EPIC, its Ethanol Production Incentive Cash fund, after two decades of carving out a sizable presence in corn-based renewable fuel.
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Military’s alt energy programs draw Republicans’ ire

Annie Snider  •  E&E  •  Posted February 24, 2012

Suspicion is growing among Republican lawmakers that the Defense Department’s efforts to move to renewable energy are more about politics than they are about saving lives and boosting security, as officials claim. The Pentagon’s green push — including outfitting Marines and soldiers with solar gear, testing aircraft and ships on biofuels and building renewable power plants at bases — won supporters from both sides of the aisle over the past year as leaders drew a clear line between the technologies and military might. [ read more … ]

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