Считается, что наличие республиканского большинства в Палате представителей и Сенате позволит Белому дому успешно реализовать инициативы Дональда Трампа на практике. Кому в Америке выгодны противоречивые указы нового президента?
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is facing a tough grilling from Senate Democrats today at his nomination hearing for the top job at the Environmental Protection Agency -- an agency he has sued on behalf of his state over dozen times. President-elect Donald Trump's decision to pick Pruitt to run the agency has been hailed by conservatives, who have long complained the Obama EPA has vastly overreached with its air and water regulations, implementing rules they say only Congress has the authority to make. Pruitt, who also has strong backing from Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), has been targeted by greens for his ties to the oil and gas industry, which has been a major contributor PACs backing him, as well as his role leading a group of Republican attorneys general with close ties to fossil-fuel companies Here are highlights of the hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: Barrasso: EPA's failed leadershipSenate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) opened the hearing by criticizing the agency's “failed environmental leadership” under President Barack Obama that he argues contributed to two environmental disasters — the Flint, Mich., lead-contamination water crisis and the Gold King mine spill in Colorado.“Those disasters hurt people, many from low income and minority communities who can least afford it,” Barrasso said. “Clearly a change is needed,” he added. “Any new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency needs to protect the environment in a responsible way that doesn’t ignore the good work that states do to protect their air, land and water, as well as their economies.”Pruitt promises to curb EPA rolePruitt addressed conservatives complaints about EPA, promising lawmakers that under his leadership, the agency would stop “picking winners and losers,” according to prepared remarks.He also accused the agency of overstepping its power, saying it had "bootstrapped its own powers and tools through rulemaking" that had triggered protracted litigation and that he would rely on the states rather than federal officials to be "our nation’s frontline environmental implementers and enforcers." Farmers, ranchers and small business owners have felt "hopeless, subject to a never ending torrent of new regulations that only a lawyer can understand,” Pruitt's said. “They fear the EPA, and that just shouldn’t be the case. If confirmed, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the EPA acts lawfully, sensibly, and with those hardworking Americans ever in mind.”Carper: Pruitt views are troublingSen. Tom Carper, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, indicated he is leaning against approving Pruitt, marking the second time the Delawarean has opposed an EPA administrator.“Too much of what I’ve seen of his record on the environment and his views about the role of the EPA are troubling and in some cases deeply troubling,” Carper said. In 2005, Carper voted against George W. Bush’s third EPA administrator, Stephen Johnson, though Carper said at the time he opposed Johnson because of the Bush administration was allegedly blocking studies of power plant pollution, according to the New York Times.
Southern Power, a subsidiary of electric utility holding firm Southern Company (SO), reported that it has entered into a joint growth agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
Southern Power, a subsidiary of electric utility holding firm Southern Company (SO) reported that it has purchased two wind facilities in Texas, namely the 174-megawatt (MW) Salt Fork Wind Facility and the 126-MW Tyler Bluff Wind Facility.
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Southern Power recently issued a joint statement with Recurrent Energy, a unit of Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), announcing that their 200-megawatt (MW) Garland Solar Facility in California has come online.
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Utility giant Southern Company (SO) reported strong Q3 numbers on robust wholesale performance and favorable weather.
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Oil transit chokepointsIn 2011, 17,799 ships transited the Suez Canal from both directions, of which 20 percent were petroleum tankers and 6 percent were LNG tankers. Only 1,000 feet wide at its narrowest point, the Canal is unable to handle Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCC) and most fully laden Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) class crude oil tankers.The 200-mile long SUMED Pipeline, or Suez-Mediterranean Pipeline, provides an alternative to the Suez Canal for those cargos too large to transit through the Canal (laden VLCCs and larger). The crude oil flows through two parallel pipelines that are 42-inches in diameter, with a total pipeline capacity of around 2.4 million bbl/d. Oil flows north through Egypt, and is carried from the Ain Sukhna onshore terminal on the Red Sea coast to its end point at the Sidi Kerir terminal on the Mediterranean. The SUMED is owned by Arab Petroleum Pipeline Co., a joint venture between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi's National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Kuwaiti companies.The SUMED Pipeline is the only alternative route to transport crude oil from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean if ships were unable to navigate through the Suez Canal. Closure of the Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline would divert oil tankers around the southern tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, adding approximately 6,000 miles to transit, increasing both costs and shipping time. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), shipping around Africa would add 15 days of transit to Europe and 8-10 days to the United States.The majority of crude oil transiting the Suez Canal travels northbound, towards markets in the Mediterranean and North America. Northbound canal flows averaged approximately 535,000 bbl/d of crude oil in 2011. The SUMED Pipeline accounted for about 1.7 million bbl/d of crude oil flows from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean over that same period. Combined, these two transit points were responsible for nearly 2.2 million bbl/d of crude oil flows into the Mediterranean.- - - -http://www.eia.gov/cabs/Egypt/Full.html- - - -http://geroldblog.com/2012/04/21/gas-going-down-in-price/- - - -Canal CharacteristicsTraffic statisticsDetailed Yearly Statistical Report - - - -Suez Canal Reports- - - -http://www.canal-shipping.com/canal%20suez/charac.html- - - -ликбез о Суэцком канале и танкерах