Energy and Environment Update - June 18, 2010

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In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation

*Senate

..CCS Legislation Introduced

..Bingaman Argues Against Ethanol Credits

..Small Business Bill on Floor

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings

*House

..Oil Spill Legislation before Recess

..Rural Efficiency Legislation Approved

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings

*Administration

..CEQ Releases Draft Reporting Guidance

..GAO Says CCS Hindered by Cost and Technological Obstacles

..Loan Guarantee Program Needs Work

..Ex-Im Bank Falls Short on Targets

*Department of Agriculture

..USFS Approves CA Transmission Line Construction

*Department of Energy

..$30 Million to Small Business Technology Commercialization

..$92 Million to ARPA-E

..DOE Files Briefs with NRC

..Technical Assistance Program to Support Recovery Act Projects

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Cellulosic Biofuel Target Proposed Lower than Required

..Water Conservation Campaign

*Federal Trade Commission

..Light Bulb Rule Revised

*Personnel

*Miscellaneous

..Germany Announces Electricity Plan

..CA Suspends Solar Incentive Program

..Carbon Allowances Trading Declined

..Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Some States and Provinces

..Italy Opens Hydrogen Plant

..GE Announces Grant Opportunity

..IL Extends Wind Energy Property Assessment

..Renewable Energy Investments Resilient

..EU Ministers Urge 30 Percent Target

..China May Not Host October Climate Talks

..Carolinas Enact Renewable Energy Laws

..Private Revenue May Fund Climate Adaptation Fund

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