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    2017 Congressional Preview with Ben Geman

    Ben Geman previewed the upcoming 115th Congress and the 2017 legislative agenda.

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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Craig Fugate discussed the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the Obama administration and how to reduce the costs of addressing disasters in the future. After…

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    Newsmakers with Mary Kay Henry

    Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), talked about the 2016 election campaigns and how the union got organized and into states far earlier to support…

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    Federal Funding for Clean Energy Research

    Ben Geman talked about the $8 billion set aside in President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal for Energy Department research and development of clean energy technologies. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

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    Crude Oil Exports

    Democratic and Republican senators shared their views on efforts to end the 40-year-old U.S. ban on exporting crude oil, especially in light of increased oil production and the potential impact of the Iran…

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    Climate Change

    Ben Geman talked about comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis on the issue of climate change, as well as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.…

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    President Obama's Alaska Trip and Environmental Policy

    Ben Geman reported by telephone about President Obama’s upcoming trip to Alaska, focusing on climate change, where he would address the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic:…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What will be President Obama’s legacy on climate change?” Ben Geman spoke by phone about the president’s upcoming trip to…

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    International Climate Change Conferences

    Ben Geman reported by telephone on federal efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The Obama administration had pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are environmental issues a top concern for you?” The question was inspired by a Gallup poll showing concern easing on this topic. A video clip was shown…

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    Newsmakers with Gary Doer

    Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer talked about the politics of building the 1,700-mile Keystone XL Pipeline and Canadian proposals that would follow other routes to get Canadian oil to markets…

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    Obama Administration Climate Change Proposal

    National Journal energy reporter Ben Geman spoke by phone about the steps the Environmental Protection Agency was taking under the Clean Air Act to carry out President Obama’s Climate…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question on the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan: “A terrorist deal with dangerous precedent, or duty to…

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    Energy Tax Credits

    Ben Geman talked about a series of tax credits aimed at energy producers, in particular those producers involved with renewable fuels. He also discussed congressional efforts at overall tax code reform, such as former…

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    Renewable Energy Politics and Policy

    Ben Geman and Nick Juliano talked about renewable energy, including types and market share in relation to fossil fuels, and the policy and political forces shaping the industry. They also…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Ron Wyden

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, talked about energy issues facing the U.S. and his agenda as the committee’s chairman. Topics included…

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    Department of Energy Loan Programs

    Ben Geman talked about Energy Department loans offered, the programs that are underwritten, jobs created and if the program might face changes due to loans given to failed solar panel company Solyndra. He responded to…

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    EPA CO2 Regulations

    Ben Geman talked about Environmental Protection Agency action to limit carbon pollution and future action by the agency in absence of a climate change bill in Congress. He also responded to…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Joe Barton

    Representative Joe Barton talked Copenhagen summit on climate change and legislation in Congress addressing climate issues. After he left, the reporters discussed his responses with the…

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    Department of Energy

    Ben Geman talked about the Department of Energy. President-Elect Obama has selected Stephen Chu as his nominee for Energy secretary. Mr. Geman responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. This was…

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