Energy and Environment Update - July 25, 2010


In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Oil Spill Hearings Continued Thursday

..Energy Committee Moves Six Energy Pieces

..Agriculture Committee Assesses Energy Programs

..Commerce Panel Votes Out COMPETES

..Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Approved

..Senate Passes Energy Efficiency Training Bill

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..Progress on Energy Tax Package

..Subcommittee Approves Spending Bill

..Oil Spill Hearings and Votes Continue

..Committee Approves Clean Energy Technology Exports

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..Federal Government to Reduce Travel GHGs

*Department of Agriculture

..USFS Maps Climate Strategy

*Department of Energy

..DOE Hosts Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting

..Second Phase Funding for CO2 Conversion Program

..Reverse Auction for Cellulosic Biofuels

..Cool Roofs Initiative Begins

..120 Responses to Offshore Wind RFI Received

..DOE Releases Pipeline Study

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Canola Biodiesel Halves GHG Impact

..DE Receives Permit Authority

..$5.6 Million for Clean Diesel Technologies

..Settlement Reached on GHG Reporting Rule


..CARB Delays RES Vote

..Climate Change to Cause Water Shortages

..SMart Grid Project Launched

..Two Major Chinese Energy Developments

..Climate Change Information Coordination Needed

..Litigation over Washington GHC Executive Order

..Australia to Delay Emissions Trading

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