Energy and Environment Update - April 25, 2010


In this update:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Multipollutant Markup

..Energy Committee Considers CCS

..Tribal Energy Reform

..Senators Opposed to Diverting Offshore Drilling Revenue

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..Subcommittee Holds Loan Guarantee Hearing

..Committee Approves HUD Energy Grants

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings

*Department of Commerce

*Department of Defense

*Department of Energy

..$200 Million for Solar and Water Power Technologies

..$452 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects

..$30 Million to Accelerate Weatherization

..$28 Million to State Building Energy Retrofits

*Department of Interior

*Department of Transportation

*Environmental Protection Agency

..EPA Sends Tailoring Rule to OMB

..GHG Regulations Won’t Impact Small Businesses

..Clean Air Act Benefits Outweigh Costs

..EPA Announces More Rigorous Standards for Energy Star Homes



..Smart Grid Market to Increase Quickly

..Solar Invested in Most

..Regional Efforts Necessary in East Asia

..CA to Provide Loan Guarantees

..CA to Ease Vehicle Emissions Requirements

..Swing States to Benefit from CCS Deployment

..NJ Exempts Solar Panels

..Christie’s Launches a Green Auction

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