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Crude Export Debate Goes On; PTC to be Phased Out?; Energy Storage May Need a Dose of Salts

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March 2014

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Producers, Refiners at Odds Over Exports

Regardless of the political pros and cons, if the crude export ban is lifted producers will profit but refiners may suffer. The current consensus is that on both the political and profit fronts more study is needed before any decision is made.

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House Bill Would See PTC Fade Out

US Rep. David Camp (R-MI) proposes reducing the wind energy production tax credit to $0.015/kWh—from $0.023/kWh—and eliminating the PTC's inflation-related adjustments. The credit would not be extended and would expire at the end of its 10-year life.

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GE Launches Wind Turbine Repair Lab

GE opened the Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab at its turbine repair complex in Albany, NY, in order to develop faster, more efficient ways to make on-site repairs. The site was chosen because it is near GE's Global Research Center.

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Automobile Suspension Installation Easier with Gorbel Easy Arm — Case Study Download

This case study explores how an automobile manufacturer improved workflow processes by installing a G-Force by Gorbel Easy Arm unit. The installation allows for superior control and speed, as well as an easier lift in the fast-paced work environment. Click Here to Download.


EPA Acts to Remove Sulfur from Gas

Saying it will add little to consumer costs, the EPA has finalized rules cutting sulfur in gasoline by two-thirds by 2017. The oil & gas industry, however, says the Administration has grossly underestimated how much the move will cost consumers.

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Does Energy Storage Need a Dose of Salts?

A pilot program in California will study if molten salts can provide a low-cost way to store energy from intermittent renewable energy sources. Some backers expect the savings could be as much as 50% of the cost of using batteries.

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