Energy and Environment Update - April 18, 2010


In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Ohio's Brown Wants DOE Action on Gas Prices

..Energy Committee To Add Additional Efficiency Standards

..Upcoming Hearings


..House GOP Request Hearing on Administration Offshore Drilling Plan

..Ways and Means Committee Holds Energy Tax Hearing

..Select Committee Hosts Coal CEOs for Hearing

..Subcommittee Hearing on Climate Adaptation in Africa

..Science and Technology Subcommittee Approves Research and Development Funding

..Big Week for Home Star Legislation

...CHP Tax Credits in Green Jobs Bill

..Upcoming Hearings

*Department of Agriculture

*Department of Energy

..DOE Issues Vehicular Emissions Reduction Guidance

..DOE and Department of State to Work with Latin America

..Changes to Energy Star Program Announced

..Solar America Cities Meeting

..Organizations File Comments with FERC

*Department of Interior

*Environmental Protection Agency

..US GHG Inventory Finalized

..BACT Guidance Available Before the End of the Year

..CHP Facilities to Report GHG Emissions

*General Services Administration


..RFF Releases GHG Limit Policy Recommendations

..SC Utilities to Offer Efficiency Loans

..Americans Choose Energy over Environment

..CA Ports Update Emissions Targets Plan

..Canadian Proposal Requires Renewable Content in Gasoline

..WI Legislators Release Emisssions Legislation

..MD Passes Two Energy Bills

..Natural Gas Fleets Would Reduce Oil Imports

..Geothermal Industry Grew in 2009

..Solar Industry Grew in 2009

..China to Include Low Carbon City Standards in Five-Year Plan

..Auto Industry Favors Electric-Car Subsidies

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