Energy And Environmental Update - September 21, 2010


In this issue:

*Energy and Climate Debate


..Tax Extender Measure Floated

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..$100 Million Requested in Oversight Funding

..House Passes Rural Star Legislation

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..FTC to Release Revised Green Guides

..Review of GHG Permitting Guidelines Underway

*Department of Energy

..Efficiency Standard Enforcements Proposed

..DOE Holds Offshore Wind Webinar and Announces Seminars

..Countries Host Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Seminar

..$20 Million to Boost Geothermal Technologies

..$57 Million for Small Business Technology Commercialization

..$5 Million for Wind Energy Development

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Eighty Percent of States on Track

..Climate Leaders Program to Phase Down

..Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Proposal Could Eliminate Thousands of Jobs

..Groups Ask Court to Stay EPA GHG Regulations

..$10 Million for Innovative Vehicles

..Thirty-Six Governments to Discuss GHG Reductions

..Clean Air Act Turns 40

*Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

..Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Applauds Demand Response Plan



..Morocco Invests in Solar

..Aviation Biofuels Advance

..Court Blocks California Rail Yard GHG Reductions

..TVA Eyes Energy Shift Strategies

..California Energy Commission Grants Solar License

..Report Finds 20% Renewable Portfolio Standard Possible in California

..MIT Suggests Nuclear Storage

..Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Stalls

..Hong Kong Proposes Carbon Intensity Reductions

..Chinese Provinces Restrict Electricity Use

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