Energy And Environment Update - March 14, 2010

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In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation

*Senate

..Sanders’ Solar Press Conference

..Energy Efficiency Loan Program Legislation Underway

..Upcoming Hearing

*House

..Legislation Expands Grid Security

..Upcoming Hearings

*Administration

..OMB Completes GHG Reporting Proposals Review

..Mobile Sources Greenhouse Gas Sent for OMB Review

*Department of Agriculture

..USDA to Promote Climate Goals

..USDA Guarantees $80 Million Loan

*Department of Energy

..Chu Calls for Cleaner Domestic Fuels

..$40 Million for Nuclear Projects

..Final Rule Sets First Federal Energy Efficiency Standards of Small Motors

*Department of Transportation

*Department of Treasury

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Domestic Emissions Fell in 2008

..Loan Fund Grants Program to Receive Supplemental Funding

..Leaded Aviation Fuel Endangerment Finding Sent to OMB

..Battery Partnership Launched

*Personnel

*Miscellaneous

..China Plans Environmental Spending Increase

..Chinese City May Begin Cap-and-Trade System This Summer

..IMF Proposes Climate Funding

..ACEEE Paper Demonstrates Job Creation Potential of Energy Efficiency

..Wyoming Enacts Excise Tax on Wind Energy

..Higher Fuel Prices Needed to Reduce Transportation Emissions

..Colorado on Its Way to Increasing RPS

..Pairing Oil Recovery with CCS Would Reduce Petroleum Imports

..Efficiency Best to Curb GHGs and Boost Energy Supply

..Privacy a Concern in California Smart Meters

..Building Code Could Accelerate Green Construction

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