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Energy & Environment Update - August 2014

In This Issue: - Environmental Protection Agency 111(d) Proposed Rule - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of...more

8/13/2014 - Department of Agriculture Department of State Department of the Interior Department of Transportation DOD Energy Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA FERC GAO Renewable Energy U.S. Commerce Department U.S. Treasury

IRS Relaxes and Clarifies Renewable Energy Tax Credit Eligibility Requirements for Projects Under Construction

On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2014-46 in response to continued industry requests for clarification on several aspects of the renewable electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) under...more

8/13/2014 - Energy Energy Tax Incentives Investment Tax Credits IRS Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Energy & Environment Update - July 2014

In This Issue: - Despite Hurdles, U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Poised for Growth - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of...more

7/15/2014 - Australia China DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Energy Projects EPA EU FERC Government-Guaranteed Loans Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Wind Power

Energy & Environment Update - May 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of State - Department of...more

5/28/2014 - Clean Air Act Climate Change Department of State Department of the Interior DOE Energy Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Energy Reform EPA FERC GAO Oil & Gas OMB Renewable Energy Solar Energy U.S. Commerce Department

President Obama Announces Solar Commitments

On May 9, 2014, President Obama announced new executive actions that aim to create jobs and cut carbon pollution through the expanded use of solar power. As part of these initiatives, the President has made a commitment to...more

5/16/2014 - Carbon Emissions Energy Energy Policy Executive Orders Greenhouse Gas Emissions Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Proposed IRS Rule Could Allow Solar Energy REITs

President Obama announced on Friday several executive actions to advance clean energy. Among them, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will publish new regulations on May 14th clarifying that certain solar generating assets...more

5/14/2014 - Barack Obama Business Assets Clean Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives IRS New Regulations Pass-Through Entities Real Estate Investments REIT Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Energy And Environment Update

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy...more

3/26/2014 - Climate Change Department of the Interior DOE Energy Energy & Climate Debates EPA FERC FTC Nuclear Regulatory Commission Renewable Energy U.S. Commerce Department

President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Emphasizes Clean Energy

Today President Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which begins October 1. The annual budget proposal signals administration priorities for the coming year. In that regard, this budget...more

3/5/2014 - Clean Energy Energy Policy Federal Budget Renewable Energy Trucking Industry

Farm Bill Conference Report Contains Significant Funding for Rural Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

On January 27 the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the long-awaited conference report of the 2014 Farm Bill. This five-year reauthorization is estimated to cost $950 billion over ten years...more

1/29/2014 - Energy Efficiency Farm Bill Farms Renewable Energy Rural Development

ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of January 27, 2014

While Congress was in recess last week, many Obama Administration and Congressional officials traveled to Davos, Switzerland, to participate in the annual World Economic Forum. About a third of the panels addressed climate...more

1/28/2014 - Barack Obama Energy Policy Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard State of the Union

Senate Finance Committee Proposes Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Provisions

Today Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a staff discussion draft that proposes significant changes to the current tax regime for clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. This draft is one in...more

12/19/2013 - Clean Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – December 13, 2013

When the President outlined his Climate Action Plan on June 25, he stressed the importance of federal leadership on emissions reduction efforts. A little over five months later, he signed a presidential memorandum directing...more

12/13/2013 - Barack Obama Climate Action Plan ENERGY STAR Program EPA Farm Bill Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA Presidential Directives Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Transparency Water Resources Development Act

Energy And Environment Update -- November 13, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

11/13/2013 - Biofuel Climate Change Department of the Interior DOE Energy Efficiency EPA Farm Bill Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions Keystone XL Pipeline Liquid Natural Gas Nominations Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Solar Energy U.S. Treasury Water Resources Development Act Wind Power

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of November 6, 2013

Renewable electricity standards were the hot topic in Congress last week with the introduction of not one, but two bills establishing such a mandate. On Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Ben Cardin...more

11/6/2013 - Energy Energy Policy Environmental Policies Renewable Energy

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of October 8, 2013

As the clock struck midnight October 1, the United States entered a new fiscal year, and, without a budget, the federal government shut down. Congress worked through the weekend to pass a continuing resolution, but the...more

10/9/2013 - Coal Energy Policy Environmental Policies Government Shutdown Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard

Energy And Environment Update -- October 8, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Justice; Department of State; Department of Treasury;...more

10/8/2013 - Climate Change Department of Agriculture Department of State DOJ Energy Policy EPA FERC Fracking Government Shutdown ITC Nuclear Regulatory Commission Renewable Energy USDA Wind Power

Congress Passes Two Hydropower Bills During a Summer of Gridlock

The 113th Congress, which is on track to pass fewer bills than any recent Congress, did pass two hydropower bills that were signed by President Obama on August 9, 2013. The two bills, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act...more

10/2/2013 - HERA Hydropower NEPA Reclamation Act Renewable Energy

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of September 23, 2013

Climate change was the Obama Administration’s message of the week. Leading the news was the Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards announcement. In his Climate Action Plan, President Obama called...more

9/25/2013 - Carbon Emissions Climate Action Plan Climate Change Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Environmental Policies Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Renewable Energy

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of September 16, 2013

Two weeks ago, many had expected the House and Senate to consider spending and foreign relations issues last week. Instead, the House pushed back consideration of the continuing resolution to this week while the Senate...more

9/18/2013 - Energy Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Power Plants Renewable Energy

Energy And Environment Update -- September 17, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulation Commission; Nuclear...more

9/17/2013 - Biofuel Carbon Taxes Climate Change Department of Transportation DOE EPA FERC Fracking Liquid Natural Gas Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy

Energy And Environment Update -- September 9, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; Sustainability; and...more

9/9/2013 - Climate Change Department of the Interior DOE Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives EPA Fish and Wildlife Service Fracking Natural Resources Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Solar Panels Sustainability U.S. Commerce Department

Energy And Environment Update -- July 15, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;...more

7/17/2013 - Energy Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Environmental Policies Renewable Energy

Energy And Environment Update -- July 8, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more

7/9/2013 - Climate Change Department of Agriculture Department of the Interior Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy EPA Nuclear Regulatory Commission Renewable Energy

Energy And Environment Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

7/2/2013 - Barack Obama Climate Change Department of State Department of the Interior DOE Electric Vehicles EPA Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions Keystone XL Pipeline Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Sequestration Tax Credits

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