Energy and Environment Update - March 19, 2010


In this update:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Udall Introduces Solar Bill

..Republicans Seek EPA Clarification on Guidance Implementing Davis-Bacon Act

..Upcoming Hearings


..Home Star Legislation on Fast Track

..Markey Introduces Energy Data Legislation

..Select Committee Holds Black Carbon Hearing

..Rare Earth Element Shortage Could Undercut Green Technology Growth

..Upcoming Hearings


*Department of Defense

*Department of Energy

..Clean Energy Small Businesses Receive $5.4 Billion from Recovery Act

..New Sustainable Energy Institute Launched

..DOE Laying Home Retrofit Groundwork

..Massive Wind Power Potential

*Department of Interior

*Environmental Protection Agency

..EPA Clears Path for E15 Waiver

..Research to Begin on Hydraulic Fracturing Risks

..EPA Reconsidering Cap and Trade Impacts on Agriculture

*International Energy Agency



..CA Regulators to Tighten GHG Reporting Threshold

..Loss of Ethanol Tax Credit Would Harm Economy

..OR Reduces Renewable Energy Tax Credit

..WCI Releases Final Offset Recommendations

..Improvements to GHG Measurements

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