Energy And Environment Update - January 18, 2010



*Energy and Climate Legislation



..Van Hollen on Green Bank

..Energy Efficiency Legislation Introduced

..Science and Technology Committee to Focus on DOE Research


*Department of Energy

..$187 Million for Vehicle Efficiency

..Energy Efficiency Reporting Up

..$78 Million for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure

..$37 Million for Next Generation Lighting

..Secretary Hopes Congress Will Authorize More Federal Loan Guarantees

*Department of the Interior

..Salazar Seeks Offshore Wind Project Meeting

*Department of the Navy

..Navy and Agriculture Officials to Sign Biofuel Deal

*Environmental Protection Agency

..GHG Rules to Minimize Job Losses

..Draft Plan for Using Climate Data in Land-Use Decisions Revealed

..EPA to Remove Obstacles to Renewable Energy at Brownfields

..Republican Lawmakers Oppose Pending GHG Standards

..CA Regulators Concerned EPA Rules May Harm Renewable Energy Industry

*Food and Drug Administration

..Officials Launch Website with Information on Bisphenol A



..California Advisers Call for Sale of Permits

..Environment Canada to Study Impacts of Biofuel Production

..Demand for Electric Cars in New York May Outstrip Supply

..CA Commission Approves Building Code

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