Energy and Environment Update - October 3, 2010


In This Issue:

Energy and Climate Debate; Senate: Inhofe Blasts EPA Rules, Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Strategic Minerals, Legislation Introduced, and Upcoming Hearings; House: House Urges Administration to Act on China’s Energy Practices, House Passes Rare Earth Minerals Bill, Forum Signals Republican EPA Opposition, House Passes Algae Legislation, Legislation Introduced, and Upcoming Hearings; Administration: Adaptation Summit Calls for Broad Framework, and Report Finds Projects on Schedule; Department of Defense: Navy Promotes Energy Security, and Solar Panels Installed; Department of Energy: $1 Billion for FutureGen2, Offshore Wind Project Goals Set, and Refrigerator Efficiency Standards Proposed; Department of Interior: New Agency Established, Offshore Drilling Rules Added, and Corporate Strategy Outlined; Environmental Protection Agency: Fuel Economy Standards Proposed, Methane Reduction Efforts Underway, and Industry Concessions Anticipated in Final Boiler Rule; Miscellaneous: Maritime Panel Weighs GHG Limits, China Seeks 2011 Climate Deal, Smart Grid Advisory Committee Named, Climate Law Opponents Impede Future, Germany Weighs Possible 100% Renewable Energy, Virginia Dealers May Publicize Energy Star Holiday, EU Panel Backs Carbon Limits and Deepwater Drilling Moratorium, Ohio to Implement Green Energy Break, Alliance Calls for CHP Tax Credit Expansion, WTO Dispute Talks on Ontario Green Energy Rules, Northwest Wind Power on the Rise, California Energy Commission Grants Solar Licenses, European Television Efficiency Plan Announced, and Alternative Vehicles Needed to Address Global Warming.

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