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Dept of Energy grants programs subdued

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  • Eric Pfeiffer
    HR 3547  The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014 just signed into law has a few changes to US energy policy/funding.     The DOE must now get approval
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 22, 2014
      HR 3547  The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014 just signed into law has a few changes to
      US energy policy/funding.
          The DOE must now get approval from Congress before awarding grants/loans for energy projects... so no more cellulosic
      ethanol plants that never were built or produced anything unless Congress finances it  (Sec 302)
       
          No mention in this Act of refunding the now expired cellulosic ethanol tax credit
       
          High Speed Rail received no new monies to build the network.  
       
           Amtrak received a 25% cut in operating monies with additional restrictions slashing overtime pay to employees and substantial
      limitations on discounted fares as well as required viability reviews on all routes.
       
           Energy efficiency grants reduced.
       
        
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