Energy And Environment Update - January 10, 2010



*Energy and Climate Legislation: Looking Ahead in 2010


..Gillibrand Introduces Green IP Protection Resolution

..Renewable Energy Incentive Act Introduced



..White House to Expand NEPA

*Department of Agriculture

..Agriculture Department to Review EPA Analysis of Effect of House Climate Legislation

*Department of Energy

..DOE to Invest up to $366 Million in Energy Innovation Hubs

..DOE, FERC to Develop Nationwide Transmission Plans

*Department of the Interior

..BLM to Fast-track 31 Renewable Energy Projects

..Interior Department Tightens Leasing Rules

*Department of Labor

..Labor Department to Fund Clean Energy Jobs Training

*Department of Treasury

..Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits Announced

*Environmental Protection Agency

..EPA Seeks Proposals to Capture and Use Methane

..EPA Proposes New Smog Standards

..EPA Proposes To Double Enforcement Priorities

..EPA Faces Legal Hurdles Over Climate Rules

..EPA Permit Responses Signal BACT Shift

..EPA Sends Renewable Fuels Standard Draft Final Rule to White House



..Studies Demonstrate Greater Climate Change at More Rapid Pace

..Scientists Urge Ending Mountaintop Mining

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