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U.S. and Mexico Sign Bilateral Agreement to Promote Stability of Interconnected Power Grid

On January 7, 2017, the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Mexico's Ministry of Energy (SENER), the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the National Center for...more

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Oil and Gas?

by Baker Donelson on

President-elect Donald Trump has made some big promises regarding the energy industry. He has included the Keystone pipeline in his plan for his first 100 days in office and is planning to grant the necessary State Department...more

Post-Election Update 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2016 election results have significant implications for companies across a wide range of industry sectors. From environmental policy to financial services to tax reform, President-elect Trump has committed to sweeping...more

President Obama Announces Los Angeles-Based Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition as Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New...

Last week, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition,...more

Trade & Manufacturing - June 2016

by King & Spalding on

President Obama Signs American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 - On May 20, President Obama signed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 into law (the Act). The Act restores the ability of the...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - President Obama requests significant funding boost for clean energy R&D - Solar Industry Magazine - Feb 9 - President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of...more

President Obama Unveils 2016 Energy and Environment Agenda

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Last month, the White House released its fall Unified Agenda, which provides a look at the various regulations being developed by each agency and where each is in the rulemaking process. In the energy and environment space,...more

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #2

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate - Congress is in recess this week for the Columbus Day holiday, but will return next week with full schedules in both chambers. The House will focus heavily on the leadership race to...more

Energy & Environment Update - September 2015 #4

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - After a busy week with Yom Kippur and visits from Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Congress is focusing this week on finalizing a continuing resolution and preparing for new...more

White House Plan to Further Expand Renewable Energy Use

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

President Barack Obama announced on August 24, 2015, additional steps taken to increase the adoption of renewable energy. Among other things, the set of executive actions announced on Monday include making $1 billion in...more

New Executive Order on Federal Sustainability Promotes Responsible Government Procurement Policies

In March, President Obama issued Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.” It replaces and updates a number of Executive Orders and Memorandums, most notably replacing Executive Order...more

State Of The Union “Sneak Peek” Highlights Administration Cybersecurity Initiatives

by King & Spalding on

As part of a series of “sneak peeks” announced in advance of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama made remarks last week before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2014

by King & Spalding on

White House Announces Action Items To Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing - On October 27, President Obama unveiled new executive actions aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing. The actions were announced at a meeting of...more

President Obama Announces $300 Million Investment In Emerging Manufacturing Technologies

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 27, 2014, President Obama announced new plans to strengthen the manufacturing sector. One of the listed plans involved the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space...more

Africa Update

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the News:...more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 1, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Energy And Environment Update -- June 24, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulation Commission; Government Accountability Office;...more

In Time of Austerity, President’s 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding

After two months of delay, the Obama Administration released its proposed 2014 budget on April 10. The 244-page document outlines the President’s spending priorities for the coming fiscal year. The proposal calls for $1...more

Energy And Environment Update -- April 8, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Interior Department; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of...more

Infrastructure Alert - March 26, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to...more

Critical Materials a Post-Election Priority for Obama Administration, OSTP

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The OSTP has provided updated information noting two efforts by the Obama administration related to materials. This includes the older Materials Genome Initiative and the newer Critical Materials Initiative (a Department of...more

Three Weeks after President Obama's Re-Election: Insights into Executive Branch Energy Funding, Federal Policy, and White House...

Despite uncertainty heading into the 2012 election, the incumbent president secured a second term and the congressional landscape remains largely the same. For energy and clean tech, this means an almost seamless continuation...more

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