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Energy Bill the Focus of Congressional Debate

Congress has spent a significant chunk of the new year focused on a bipartisan energy bill, which, if passed, would be the first broad bipartisan energy package in nearly ten years. The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015...more

2/4/2016 - Clean Power Plan CPUC Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 EPA Net Metering Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Energy & Environment Update - January 2016 #3

Energy and Climate Debate - The winter weather postponed much congressional and Administrative action on energy, environment, and other issues this week, but the Senate has now officially begun floor debate on the first...more

2/1/2016 - Canada China Climate Change DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 EPA FERC India Methane Natural Gas Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Waters of the United States

Africa Update - January 2016 #3

Leading the News - Burkina Faso - On January 15th, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in Burkina Faso that took the lives of 29 civilians from at least seven...more

1/26/2016 - Africa Boko Haram Burundi Child Labor Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Electricity Humanitarian Assistance IMF Libya Migrants Nigeria OPIC Peace Talks South Africa Terrorist Acts UN Security Council US Department of State World Bank World Health Organization Zimbabwe

Energy & Environment Update - January 2016 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - As Washington prepares for snow, energy issues continue to heat up in the second session of the 114th Congress. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK),...more

1/25/2016 - Climate Change Congressional Committees Department of Environmental Protection DOE Energy & Climate Debates EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Liquid Natural Gas Nuclear Power Renewable Energy Solar Energy Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Washington Outlook for 2016

Welcome to 2016 and our annual look at what’s in store for the United States Congress in the coming year. Here you will find a preview of the US legislative agenda as well as a look at the Obama Administration’s regulatory...more

1/23/2016 - Energy Policy Federal Budget Foreign Policy International Tax Issues Legislative Agendas Obama Administration Presidential Elections Students

Africa Update - January 2016 #2

Leading the News - Burundi - On January 12th, the Burundian Justice Ministry indicated the verdict on the trial of former Defense Minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye and 27 others accused of plotting the failed coup...more

1/18/2016 - Africa Burundi Ebola Foreign Relations General Elections Libya Nigeria Presidential Elections Sudan Terrorist Acts United Nations World Bank

Energy & Environment Update - January 2016

Energy and Climate Debate - Following weeks of intense negotiations, Congress approved the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations and $680 billion tax extenders package (H.R. 2029), which includes a long-term extension and...more

1/15/2016 - Climate Change Crude Oil DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Efficiency Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Investment Tax Credits Offshore Drilling Paris Agreement Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Volkswagen Wind Power

Africa Update - January 2016

Leading the News: Burundi - On December 30th, the African Union (AU) threatened to sanction rival factions in Burundi if they fail to attend the peace talks scheduled to take place in January. AU Commission...more

1/8/2016 - Africa Critical Infrastructure Sectors Ebola Energy Sector Facebook Foreign Relations General Elections IMF Libya Presidential Elections Trade Relations TRIA United Nations World Health Organization

Energy & Environment Update - December 2015 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - Congress approved today a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations and $680 billion tax extenders package (H.R. 2029) and adjourned for the first session of the 114th Congress. Please find below a...more

12/22/2015 - Climate Change Crude Oil DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Investment Tax Credits Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Africa Update - December 2015 #3

Leading the News - Libya: On December 11th, the new United Nations (U.N.) Special Representative for Libya Martin Kobler announced the parties to the country’s political dialogue process reached an agreement to...more

12/22/2015 - Africa Boko Haram Burundi Climate Change Ebola Egypt Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance IMF Libya Nigeria Peace Talks Presidential Elections Refugees South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts United Nations US Department of State World Bank World Health Organization Zimbabwe

Energy & Environment Update - December 2015

Energy and Climate Debate - Congressional negotiations continue on the omnibus appropriations and tax extenders package, though after an arduous process, an end is in site. In the meantime, the 21st Conference of Parties...more

12/18/2015 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Countervailing Duties Crude Oil DOE Energy & Climate Debates EPA Investment Tax Credits Paris Agreement Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Africa Update - December 2015 #2

Leading the News - Libya - On December 4th, international media reported that French military aircraft have flown reconnaissance and intelligence missions over Libya, including areas controlled by the Islamic State...more

12/15/2015 - Africa Boko Haram Burundi Climate Change Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Google Human Rights IMF Libya Nigeria Oil & Gas Presidential Elections Refugees Social Media South Africa Terrorist Acts United Nations US Department of State

Energy & Environment Update - December 2015

Energy and Climate Debate - It’s a race to the end of the year, and the end of this week, for Congress, at it wraps up negotiations on tax extenders, the omnibus appropriations package, and other end of the year...more

12/14/2015 - China Climate Change Coal Industry Crude Oil Energy & Climate Debates EPA EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) Investment Tax Credits Offshore Wind Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Africa Update - December 2015

Leading the News - Nigeria: On December 1st, the United Nations (U.N.) reported nearly 450 schools have reopened in Borno state, Nigeria since October after being closed for more than 18 months following the Boko...more

12/5/2015 - Africa AIDS Angola Boko Haram Burundi China Climate Change Corruption Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance Libya Nigeria Peace Talks Presidential Elections South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts Tunisia United Nations US Department of State USAID World Bank World Health Organization Zimbabwe

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015 #4

Energy and Climate Debate - Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess early next week to a full schedule starring the six-year reauthorization of federal highway programs, which expires December 4 now that chambers...more

11/30/2015 - Canada China Clean Power Plan Climate Change Energy & Climate Debates Energy Sector EPA EU India Investment Tax Credits Offshore Wind Ozone Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Waters of the United States

Africa Update - November 2015 #3

Leading the News - Egypt: On November 12th, officials at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) noted while they had offered assistance to both Egyptian...more

11/19/2015 - Africa Benghazi BMW Boko Haram Burundi Climate Change Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Energy Sector Executive Orders Human Rights Liberia Libya Nigeria Peace Talks Russia South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts UN Security Council US Department of State USAID World Bank

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015 #3

Energy and Climate Debate - With the November 20 deadline looming, Congress will focus much of this week on the surface transportation bill as House and Senate conferees try to quickly negotiate differences on H.R. 22...more

11/19/2015 - Canada Clean Power Plan Climate Change Coal Congressional Investigations & Hearings DOE Energy & Climate Debates EPA France Mexico Nuclear Power Offshore Wind Renewable Energy RGGI Solar Energy Trucking Industry

Africa Update - November 2015 #2

Leading the News: Egypt - On November 5th, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his belief it was possible there was a bomb on board the Russian passenger jet that went down in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last week....more

11/13/2015 - Africa AGOA Boko Haram Burundi Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Human Rights ICC Libya Migrants Nigeria Refugees Russia South Africa Terrorist Acts UK United Nations US Department of State USAID World Health Organization

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - Despite the House being in recess for the Veterans Day holiday, bicameral negotiations on an omnibus appropriations package continue this week. Congress must come to an agreement on the 12...more

11/12/2015 - Clean Energy Clean Power Plan Climate Change Crude Oil Energy & Climate Debates EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Ozone Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard

Africa Update - November 2015

Leading the News - Egypt: On October 31st, a Russian jet carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all people on board. While the cause of the crash was not...more

11/6/2015 - Africa Benghazi Boko Haram Burundi Congressional Committees Congressional Investigations & Hearings Department of Defense (DOD) Drought Ebola Egypt Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance Libya Migrants Nigeria Poverty Presidential Elections Refugees Sudan Terrorist Acts US Department of State USAID

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