Energy and Environment Update - June 6, 2010


In This Update:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Senator to Introduce Climate Legislation Alternative

..Scientists Say Legislation Needs Better Emissions Data

..Senators Seek Greater Oil Spill Penalties

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..House Passes Major Legislation before Recess

..Extenders Legislation Passes First Hurdle

..Committees Continue to Investigate Oil Spill Response

..Organizations Ask Congress to Pass Green Job Act

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


*Department of Defense

*Department of Energy

..$29 Million for Weatherization Training Centers

..FOA for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production

..FOA for Short-Term Wind Forecasting

..Proposed Rule Makes Federal Building Construction Sustainable

..$11 Million for Biofuels Technology Development

..Over $2 Million for Commercialization of Innovative Ideas

..High Efficiency Windows Volume Purchase Program Launched

..$6 Million for Midsize Wind Turbine Technology Development

..Operational Changes Could Help Western US Meet Renewable Energy Targets

*Department of State

*Department of Transportation

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Coalition Files Lawsuit over Tailoring Rule

..EPA Issues New SO2 Standards

..Tailoring Rule Creates Challenges for States

..Coalition Files Lawsuit over RFS



..Chinese Emissions Rise with Economic Rebound

..CA Board Limits GHSs from New Developments

..MI Expands Renewable Energy Zones

..Clean Energy Deals Inked at Beijing Biofuels Conference

..Updated EU Data Confirm Emissions Reductions

..AZ Legislation Creates Renewable Energy Production Credit

..Wind Industry Faces Growth Constraints

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