Energy and Environment Update - October 10, 2010


In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress: Appropriations Staff Discuss Omnibus Bill; And, Upcoming Hearings; Administration: White House to Install Solar Panels; More Transmissions Lines Needed; Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases Green Guides; FTC Seeks to Protect Confidential Information; And, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Issues GHG Reporting Guidance; Department of Agriculture: Vilsack to Make Speech October 21st; Department of Commerce: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Sends Smart Grid Technical Standards to FERC; Department of Defense: Nearly $3 Million for Ocean Power Technologies; Department of Energy: DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Release Restaurants Report; Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit Announced; DOE Offshore Wind Goal Decade Away; Appliance Efficiency Proposal Draws Opposition; Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Announced; Domestic Renewable Energy Rising; Electric Vehicle Industry Requires Support; And, U.S. and Iceland Sign Geothermal Agreement; Department of Interior: Renewable Projects on Federal Land Approved; Department of Transportation: $776 Million for Bus and Facility Upgrades; Environmental Protection Agency: EPA Releases Five-Year Plan; Permitting Guaranteed for GHG Emissions; And, Ozone Standards Expected by October 31st; Personnel; Miscellaneous: Alternative Methods of Charging Road Users Proposed; Supreme Court Rejects Road Builder Petition; California Proposes Diesel Regulation Relaxations; International Maritime Organization (IMO) Fails to Reach Consensus; Tianjin Talks Initiate Cancun Agreements; U.N. Report Describes Financial Commitment Divide; Canada Sets GHG Emissions Standards; Large Solar Farm Expected in Ohio....

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