Energy And Environment Update - January 24, 2010



*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Bingaman Endorses Industry Groups’ CEDA Support

..Energy Committee Holds Climate Hearing

..Upcoming Hearings


..Science Committee Considered ARPA-E Reauthorization

..Energy and Commerce Committee Considered Exxon-XTO Merger

..Upcoming Hearing


..White House Affirms Commitment to Comprehensive Climate Bill

*Department of Commerce

..Commerce Approves First Technical Standards for Smart Grid development

*Department of Energy

..$20.5 M for Community Renewable Energy Deployment Projects

..$12 M for Early Stage Solar Technologies

..Study Shows Eastern US Could Get 20 Percent of Energy from Wind

*Department of the Interior

*Department of Labor

*Department of the Navy

*Federal Communications Commission



..LCV Releases Report Cards

..KY Senate Passes Nuclear Storage Bill

..Smart Grid Could Reduce Electricity Emissions

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