Energy and Environment Update - July 11, 2010


In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Congressional Offices Protest Yucca Decision

..Additional Issues to Address Before August Recess

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..Efforts to Promote US Exports Underway

..Advanced Vehicle Battery Market Growing

..President Calls for Expansion of 48C Program

*Department of Energy

..Solar Energy Demonstration Projects Announced

..Domestic Emissions Up for 2010

..$67 Million for CCS Projects

..State Energy Program Begins to Receive Funding

..Energy Efficient Lighting Could Save $2.2 Million

..$18.2 Million for Nuclear Research and Training

*Department of Transportation

..Nearly $300 Million for Streetcar and Bus Projects

*Environmental Protection Agency

..EPA Proposes New Interstate Rules

..25 Lawsuits Challenge GHG Limits and Fuel Economy Rules

..Groups Support EPA’s Biomass Decision

..EPA Submits Enforcement Plan to OMB

*Federal Housing Finance Agency

..Fannie and Freddie Assessment Could Threaten Energy Efficient Loan Program


..China to Host October Climate Change Negotiations

..Chinese and Indian Emissions Increase

..Two New Reports from Ceres

..OK Passes Energy Credits Legislation

..WCI Would Save $100 Billion

..VT Updates Solar Energy Tax Credit

..MA Court Upholds Wind Farm Project

..Switzerland and Mexico Plan Climate Strategy Meeting

..France Seeks CCS Project Funders

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