Energy and Environment Update - May 2, 2010


In this issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Subcommitte Examines Long Term Energy Solutions

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Reducing Oil Dependence

..Coommittee Approves America COMPETES Act

..Home Star Legislation This Week

..Legilsation Introduced


*Department of Defense

..454 Renewable Energy Projects Underway

..DOD Withdraws Objection to OR Wind Farm

*Department of Energy

..EERE Announces $3 Million for Wind Research

..$106 Million for ARPA-E Projects

..Wind and Water Power Program FOA

..FERC to Revisis Transmission Planning

..Outdated Efficiency Standards in Energy Management Program

*Department of Interior

*Environmental Protection Agency

..EPA Sends CAIR Replacement to OMB

..Air Toxics Proposal Requires Mercury Emission Reductions

..EPA Issues Causation Report

..Reporting Requirement Changes Withdrawn

*Government Accountability Office


..CCS Report Provides 23 Emissions Reduction Suggestions

..Productive Week for CA Energy Policy

..Japan Files Complaint

..Particulate Matter Pollution Declining

..GHG Emissions from EU Transportation Sector on the Rise

..Australia Halts GHG Trading Plan

..UN Issues Global Targets for Energy and Energy Efficiency

..EU Approves Energy Efficiency Drafts

..Indian GHG Reduction Efforts to Stagnate

..Adaption Program Needed

..IN Enacts Solar Deduction Legislation

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