Energy Update: Week of February 9

Feb 09, 2015

Friends, So the big story last night from the Grammys is how big of an idiot Kanye West continues to be. He once again has deflected much-deserved attention from the winners and of course got coverage. In case you missed it, Sam Smith was the big winner, taking home three…


Energy Update: Week of February 23

Frank Maisano
Feb 24, 2015

Friends, While the usual parade and hype around the 87th annual Oscars was fun, I didn’t think that Doogie Howser was particularly good this year. I thought he was much funnier in the past. A media columnist at Forbes hammered the show saying anything that could go wrong did… Anyway,…


Energy Update Week of January 12

Frank Maisano
Jan 12, 2015

Friends, Now that we have survived our first “storm” of the year, I feel like we can say that Washington is truly much more dysfunctional when trying to travel in snow than when legislating.  That may tell you how bad it was last Tuesday with only two inches of snow…


Energy Update Week of January 5

Frank Maisano
Jan 05, 2015

Friends, Welcome back…Hope your holidays were restful and fun!  Just a short intro today because 1) I want to get to the first five issues of the Top 15 for ‘15 and 2) I am completely overloaded with sports.  From the Winter Classic at Nationals Park (AWESOME!) to the football…


Energy Update Week of December 8

Frank Maisano
Dec 08, 2014

Friends So can we just agree that there should at least 8 teams that qualify for the NCAA football playoffs?  The top 4 teams will play off starting on New Year’s Day when Oregon and Florida State meet in the Rose Bowl and Alabama and Ohio State meet in the…


Energy Update Week of November 17

Frank Maisano
Nov 17, 2014

Friends Just a short opening this week to get us moving as the temperatures dip and we approach the Thanksgiving Week.  Next week I will be in Cali to eat (In ‘n Out Burger), work (Ivanpah/LA Times) and play (umpiring Hannah’s USAFH Festival Field Hockey Tourney); and with limited action…


Energy Update Week of November 10

Frank Maisano
Nov 10, 2014

Friends The midterm elections are now behind us (except for Louisiana and a few undecided House races in Arizona, California and New York).  But before we head to Sesame Street, I am forwarding in one last blast (like a November Minnesota snow storm), our election recap and video analysis in…


Energy Update Week of November 3

Frank Maisano
Nov 03, 2014

Friends You always love it on a Monday morning when EPA and DOJ put out an advisory saying that they are making the largest Clean Air Act settlement ever, yet no one knows what/who it is covering. Fortunately, this settlement is focused on autos with Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia…


Energy Update Week of October 27

Frank Maisano
Oct 27, 2014

Friends So we pasted The Hill’s Top Lobbyists to my colleague Scott Segal’s door for the 5th straight year.   He is almost like Derek Jeter in that his reputation as an All-Star expert on Energy and the environment is well-known.  I did the same for my daughter Hannah, who on…


Energy Update Week of October 20

Frank Maisano
Oct 20, 2014

Friends Two weeks to go to 2014 midterm elections.  Several races remain interesting and within the margin of error until election day, including Iowa, New Hampshire, Alaska, North Carolina and Colorado.  Kansas veteran Pat Roberts has rebounded, but the race with independent Greg Orman remains tight.  And in South Dakota,…