Energy and Environment Update - May 9 2010


In This Issue:

*Energy and Climate Legislation


..Senators Oppose Onshore Drilling Reform

..Energy Committee Approves Amendments

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings


..House Passes Home Star Legislation

..Transit Committee Holds Hearing

..Legislation Introduced

..Upcoming Hearings

*Congressional Budget Office

..CBO Underlines Cap and Trade Job Losses


..CCS Faces Funding Hurdles

*Department of Agriculture

*Department of Energy

..$62 Million for Solar R&D

..EIA Releases Preview of Emissions Report

..$52.5 Million for ESPCs

..New Energy Star Standard

*Department of Labor

*Environmental Protection Agency

..Memo Outlines 2010 Water Funding Priorities

..Health Benefits in the Trillions

..EPA Announced Two Proposals to Regulate Coal Ash

..EPA Sends Reporting Requirement Rule to OMB

..Streamlined Approval Process for Fuel Conversions

*Federal Transit Administration



..Summer Clean Energy Technologies Meeting

..North America Proposes Stronger Montreal Protocol Protections

..No International Climate Change Agreement This Year

..New LEED Rating Launched

..BC Legislation Promotes Clean Energy Development

..Asian Development Bank Launches Solar Investments

..China Calls for Extreme Efficiency Efforts

..IA Creates Co-Gen Exemption

..CT Legislature Passes Energy Bill

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