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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 – 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 October 21, 2013

Despite coming to an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling last week, Congress will continue to address these issues over the next three months through the fiscal year 2014 appropriations and yet...more

10/23/2013 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Environmental Policies Farm Bill Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy And Environment Update -- October 22, 2013

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

10/22/2013 - Climate Change Department of the Interior DOE Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Farm Bill FERC U.S. Treasury

Energy And Environment Update -- July 22, 2013

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

7/23/2013 - Cap-and-Trade China Clean Energy Climate Change Department of State DOE Energy Efficiency EPA EU Farm Bill FERC Fracking GAO Proposed Legislation Solar Energy Wind Power

The Farm and FY14 Energy and Water Development Bills – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Immigration, student loans, the budget, and the Farm bill, are the top four issues that Congress will consider before the August recess. That being said, President Obama’s recent climate change strategy release ensures that...more

7/10/2013 - Climate Change Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Farm Bill Natural Resources Water Water Rights Water Supplies

House Defeats Farm Bill, Senate Advances Modest Energy Legislation – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Ten days after the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill 66-27, the House defeated the $940 billion H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, on June 20. Next steps on the measure are...more

6/27/2013 - Climate Change Energy Policy EPA Farm Bill Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offshore Drilling Proposed Legislation

Energy And Environment Update -- June 24, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulation Commission; Government Accountability Office;...more

6/25/2013 - Barack Obama Climate Change Coal Ash Contamination Department of State DOE EPA EU Farm Bill FERC Fracking GAO Greenhouse Gas Emissions Groundwater Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Sustainability Wind Power

Secretary Moniz Testifies and House Committee Releases Energy and Water Appropriations Bill – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and...

All eyes turned to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee last week as Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz testified before Congress for the first time since being sworn-in. Secretary Moniz outlined the energy policy,...more

6/20/2013 - Appropriations Bill Climate Change DOE Farm Bill Nominations Proposed Legislation

The Farm Bill Moves Through the Senate – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Congress came to a halt early last week as members mourned the loss of their colleague Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) who passed away last Monday. Following the Senator’s funeral on Wednesday, the Senate considered the Farm...more

6/12/2013 - Farm Bill Hydropower Immigration Reform Nuclear Power Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposed Legislation Rural Development Student Loans

Energy And Environment Update -- June 10, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department Of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department Of Energy; Department Of Interior; Department Of Treasury;...more

6/11/2013 - Air Pollution Auction Canada China Clean Tech Coal Ash Department of the Interior DOE Farm Bill Fracking Government Land Natural Gas NDAA OMB Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tariffs Wind Power

Farm Bill Amendments, Presidential Nominees, and the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and...

With the Memorial Day recess over and the next break a month away, Congress is firming up its summer agenda. The Senate will first consider S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (the Farm Bill). More than...more

6/4/2013 - Department of State Farm Bill Hydropower New Legislation Nominations

Energy And Environment Update -- May 20, 2013

In This Issue: Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

5/22/2013 - Appropriations Bill Climate Change Energy Efficiency EPA EU Farm Bill Fracking Geothermal Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Keystone XL Pipeline Natural Gas New Legislation Power Grid Sequestration Shale Gas Tariffs Water Resources Development Act

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