Federal Budget

Renewable Energy Update – May 2017 #3

The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions

White House’s Budget Blueprint Includes Significant Cuts To The EPA

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Last week, the White House unveiled its $1.65 trillion blueprint for the FY2018 federal budget, which prioritizes discretionary defense spending.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a document answering “Frequently Asked Questions” about the removal of obsolete dams.

Climate Change Related Pieces In Federal Budget

Prime Minister Harper And Supporters Await Election Results

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s first federal budget includes many of the environmental initiatives the Liberals raised in their election platform.

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

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Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again, approximately a week early, to hit the campaign trail for the November elections. This essentially means that including the summer recess, Congress will have been in session for a total of about eight days between the end of July and the middle of November 2014. No wonder why Congress has not been able to accomplish much this year, to date.

Energy & Environment Update – September 2014 #3

Neurath Power Plant Rated Germany's Biggest CO2 Emitter

Congress has recessed until after the November elections, and we turn our attention this week to energy and climate issues on the Administration and international fronts.

The House approved the continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 124) last week, keeping the government open through December 11, and the Senate’s approval followed shortly thereafter. The House also passed an energy package, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act (H.R. 2) September 18. The measure, consisting of 13 already-House-approved bills, would approve the Keystone XL pipeline (H.R. 3, H.R. 3301), limit environmental regulations (H.R. 1582, H.R. 3826), and open federal lands to energy extraction (H.R. 4899). The House also approved a tax and deregulatory package, the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4). The White House announced last week that the president would veto both the energy and tax packages if they came to his desk. The Senate will not act on the measures, but they afford a preview of the issues the upper chamber would consider if Republicans assume control of the Senate in 2015.

Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends

Taxes account for a significant portion of energy companies’ operating expenses and factor into investment decisions. Some fear that increasing the tax burden on energy companies or removing certain incentives could put the brakes on the recent US oil and gas production boom. Read Breaking Energy coverage of the oil company tax debate taking place… Keep reading →