Energy and Environment Update - October 17, 2010


In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress:Carper Emissions Bill on Hold; And, Upcoming Hearings; Administration: Adaptation Plans to Be Included; Department of Agriculture: Forests Capture One-Tenth of Industrial Emissions; Department of Energy: $1.3 Billion for Wind Farm, And Federal Buildings bans Fossil-Fuel by 2030; Environmental Protection Agency: $4 Millionfor Brownfields; Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land Draft Plan Released; Groups Clash over EPA Proposal; Petroleum Industry Requests Relaxation of Rule; EPA Approves Higher Ethanol Blend, And Pollution Cooperation Agreement Signed; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Comments Submitted to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Transmission Proposal; Miscellaneous: Solar Census Released; Hawaii Provides Renewable Energy Credit Guidance; Developer Plans Undersea Transmission Line; Appliance Labeling to Reduce Emissions; Think Tanks Call for Carbon Price; Renewable Energy Spending Increases; Aviation Organization Sets Efficiency Goals; South Korea to Boost Exports; Japan Resubmits Climate Bill; Hong Kong Announces Environmental Priorities; China Develops Incentive Plans; North Carolina Approves Trees as Renewable Energy; EU to Meet Kyoto Targets; And, New York Designer Files LEED Lawsuit.

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