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Africa Update - March 2016 #4

Leading the News - Libya - On March 28th, Libya’s United Nations (U.N.)-backed unity government accused authorities in Tripoli of closing down the capital’s airspace to prevent it from travelling to Libya from...more

4/4/2016 - Africa Burundi Ebola Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance International Relations Libya Nigeria Presidential Elections South Africa Stock Markets Sudan Terrorist Acts United Nations US Department of State World Bank World Health Organization

Africa Update - March 2016 #3

Leading the News - Republic of Congo - On March 20th, the Republic of Congo (ROC) held voting in a presidential election that was predicted to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso extend his three-decade rule....more

3/31/2016 - Africa Benghazi Boko Haram Burundi Democratic Republic of Congo Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Human Rights IMF Libya Migrants Nigeria Peace Talks Presidential Elections South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts US Department of State USAID World Bank World Health Organization

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016 #3

Energy & Climate Debate: The Senate and the House of Representatives are both on Spring Recess, with the Senate returning on April 4 and the House scheduled to return on April 12. Before breaking for recess, the...more

3/31/2016 - Climate Change DOE Environmental Policies EPA Investment Tax Credits Legislative Agendas Natural Gas Renewable Energy

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) and ranking member Sen. Cantwell (D-WA) remain optimistic that the Senate bipartisan energy bill will advance perhaps...more

3/17/2016 - Climate Change DOE Environmental Policies EPA Net Metering Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Sustainability Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Africa Update - March 2016

Leading the News - Somalia - On March 5th, the U.S. military, in self-defense and in defense of African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) partners, conducted an airstrike against Raso Camp, a training facility...more

3/11/2016 - Africa Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Human Rights Libya Niger Nigeria Somalia South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts Trade Relations Tunisia United Nations

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016 #2

Energy and Climate Debate - Despite stalling recently over a debate on how to respond to the Flint water crisis, the Senate bipartisan energy bill is still alive and could see action as soon as next week provided that...more

3/9/2016 - Bipartisan Budget Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act DOE Environmental Policies EPA FERC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Nuclear Power Oil & Gas Pipelines Renewable Energy Sustainability Wind Farm

Africa Update - March 2016

Leading the News: Burundi - On February 25th, Human Rights Watch (HRW) unveiled a new report documenting a wide range of human rights abuses, including killings, torture, abductions, and arbitrary arrests committed by...more

3/7/2016 - Africa Burundi Ebola Human Rights Kenya Libya Nigeria Political Asylum Refugees Sudan Terrorist Acts Uganda United Nations US Department of State

Despite Progress, Energy Bill Remains Out of Reach

The Senate’s bipartisan energy bill continues to be a focal point of legislative debate on Capitol Hill. After a long standstill due to disagreements on how best to address the water crisis in Flint, MI, progress came after a...more

3/2/2016 - Bipartisan Agreement Clean Water Act DOE Energy Policy EPA Renewable Energy Water

Energy & Environment Update - March 2016

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - Last week there was the glimmer of progress on the Senate bipartisan energy bill, with a hotline request to approve a number of amendments. This came after a compromise agreement announced by...more

3/2/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Energy Policy EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Legislative Agendas Oil & Gas Pipelines Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits

Africa Update - February #4

Leading the News - Burundi - On February 22nd, three people were killed in gun and grenade attacks in Burundi, just hours before the planned arrival of United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for talks...more

2/29/2016 - Africa Ebola Foreign Investment Kenya Libya Niger Oil & Gas Presidential Elections Secretary of State Sudan Terrorist Acts Uganda United Nations

Congress to Continue Work on Energy Issues Amid Supreme Court Uncertainty

Congress returns this week from the President’s Day recess to a changed landscape with the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia. The Supreme Court vacancy has important ramifications for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which...more

2/24/2016 - Clean Energy Clean Power Plan EPA Justice Scalia Legislative Agendas SCOTUS

Energy & Environment Update - February 2016 #3

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - Congress returns this week following the President’s Day holiday, and the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13 has set the stage for a contentious nomination battle in...more

2/23/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Cuba DOE Energy Policy EPA EU FERC GHG Auction International Relations Legislative Agendas Natural Gas Oil & Gas Political Debates Renewable Energy Sustainability Tax Credits

Africa Update - February 2016 #2

Leading the News - Burundi - On February 5th, newly elected African Union (AU) Assembly Chairman and President of Chad Idriss Deby appointed a high-level delegation of five African heads of state to negotiate with...more

2/16/2016 - Africa Boko Haram Burundi Congressional Investigations & Hearings Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Energy Sector Food Supply Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance IMF Kenya Libya Mining Nigeria OPIC Peace Talks South Africa Sudan Terrorist Acts UNICEF US Department of State USAID World Bank World Health Organization Zimbabwe

Energy & Environment Update - February 2016 #2

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - The Senate continues this week its floor debate on the first broad bipartisan energy package in nearly ten years. The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), which cleared,...more

2/16/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Congressional Investigations & Hearings Disclosure Requirements DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Energy Sector EPA Methane Net Metering Order to Stay Paris Agreement SCOTUS SEC Wind Power

Africa Update - February 2016

Leading the News - Burundi - On January 29th, Burundian authorities released a British and a French journalist who were arrested during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts in Bujumbura. The U.S. and European...more

2/16/2016 - Africa Boko Haram Burundi Congressional Investigations & Hearings Department of Defense (DOD) Ebola Egypt Energy Sector Human Rights Humanitarian Assistance ICC IMF Kenya Libya Nigeria OPIC Peace Talks Solar Energy South Africa Terrorist Acts US Department of State USAID USTR Water Supplies World Bank World Health Organization WTO Zimbabwe

Energy & Environment Update - February 2016

Energy and Climate Debate - The bipartisan Senate energy bill is on hold, following a disagreement over federal aid to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. In the meantime, President Obama released his fiscal year...more

2/15/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Congressional Investigations & Hearings DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 EPA Federal Budget Greenhouse Gas Emissions Order to Stay Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy RGGI SCOTUS Solar Energy Sustainability

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

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