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Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News

In the April edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you the latest energy technology highlights, an update on energy-related initiatives and issues from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry...more

Monthly Update for March 2014

EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2014

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- January 2014

Energy technology companies have gained significant traction with end users, investors, and regulators over the last several years. Given the strong showing in the capital markets so far in 2014 and the fact that last year...more

North Carolina Legislative Report - November 15, 2013

The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Opposition to Genetically Engineered Crops Goes Local: Municipal Laws Seek to Ban GMOs

A recent effort by two Los Angeles city councilmen to ban the sale and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) signals an emerging trend in the attack against crop biotechnology. Municipalities in a number of...more

Capital Thinking: Environment

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Last Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will hold a hearing to examine black...more

President’s Climate Plan - Real policy change or another political dogfight in Washington

On June 25, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change making good on a promise he made six months ago in his State of the Union Address when he said: “If...more

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill and the MLP Parity Act – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Last week on Capitol Hill, Congress reviewed President Obama’s proposed FY14 budget and nominees for several cabinet positions. This past week also saw the introduction of the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, which...more

Nomination Hearings and the President’s FY2014 Budget Proposal

Last week was busy on Capitol Hill: Dr. Ernest Moniz’s nomination hearing for Secretary of Energy was on April 9th, and Gina McCarthy’s nomination hearing for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator took place on...more

Predictions of Single-Issue Energy Legislation, Hydraulic Fracturing, and American Energy Independence – ML Strategies Weekly...

Although the House and Senate are on recess, April promises to be a busy month—the nominees for the Interior and Energy Departments will have their confirmation hearings in Senate next week, and Congress is expected to...more

Second Continuing Resolution Expected to Cut Department of Energy Program Funding by $44 million – ML Strategies Weekly Energy and...

To avoid governmental shutdown, the House and Senate are committed to passing a second continuing resolution (H.R. 933) before the current one expires on March 27. The new continuing resolution (CR) is expected to provide...more

With Impending New Regulations, Coal Industry Focuses on Carbon Capture and Storage

President Obama proposed several broad energy-related initiatives in his State of the Union address last week, which are summarized in David Flynn’s post below. Noticeably absent from the President’s address was “clean coal,”...more

Obama's State of the Union Address and America's Energy Future

President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on many issues of critical importance to Americans, including America’s energy future and its link to economic growth and prosperity. In discussing the need to...more

The Washington Clean Energy Conundrum

Clean technologies will likely be the next big economic success story. If we want the industry’s hub to be in the U.S., not elsewhere, then there is a clear, financially prudent role for government to play during this stage...more

D.C's clean-energy conundrum

Originally published in Reuters on December 9, 2012 Few issues are now as politically polarizing as the role of government in supporting clean-energy technologies. It pits those concerned about global warming against...more

Capital Thinking Update - July 30, 2012

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - International, Defense,...more

Clean Tech Washington Update: Important Action Items As A 2011 Budget Draws Near

Once again, Congress avoided a government wide shutdown on March 17 by extending the Continuing Resolution (CR) for a sixth time through April 8, 2011. Although there is the potential for additional CRs beyond that date, the...more

Repeal of Coal Ban Passes First Test

A bill to repeal Minnesota's current prohibition on new electric energy from coal fired plants passed its first test today, sailing through the House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee on an 11 - 6 vote. HF...more

Renewable Energy Update - October 5, 2010

In this issue: Sen. Graham's plan for clean-energy bill could drain RES support; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Obama remains committed to climate change strategy; Allen Matkins at Solar Power International; World Bank...more

Energy and Environment Update - August 1, 2010

In This Update: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Oil Spill Hearings Continue ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming Hearings *House ..House Passes Oil Spill Legislation ..Oil Spill Hearings...more

Energy and Environment Update - July 25, 2010

In This Issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Oil Spill Hearings Continued Thursday ..Energy Committee Moves Six Energy Pieces ..Agriculture Committee Assesses Energy Programs ..Commerce Panel Votes Out...more

Energy and Environment Update - June 6, 2010

In This Update: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Senator to Introduce Climate Legislation Alternative ..Scientists Say Legislation Needs Better Emissions Data ..Senators Seek Greater Oil Spill...more

Energy and Environment Update - May 23, 2010

In this Issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..EPW Approves Cleanfields Legislation ..Finance Subcommittee Holds 48C Hearing ..Oil Spill Hearings Continue ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming...more

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