Legislative Agenda

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

On May 5, 2017, Senator Ron Wyden introduced to the Senate Finance Committee legislation focused on reducing carbon pollution over the next decade by incentivizing clean energy and promoting new technologies in the private sector.

Australian Prime Minister Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

The five-year tax credit extension for wind and solar power facilities is a welcome development for the renewable energy industry in light of recent indications by Congress of a push to end tax credit benefits for wind and solar projects.

Energy & Environment Update – December 2015

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

It’s a race to the end of the year, and the end of this week, for Congress, at it wraps up negotiations on tax extenders, the omnibus appropriations package, and other end of the year measures.

Energy & Environment Update – November 2015 #2

House Votes On Full Passage Of Keystone Pipeline

Despite the House being in recess for the Veterans Day holiday, bicameral negotiations on an omnibus appropriations package continue this week.

Energy-Related Legislation Moves Forward

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

A flurry of energy-related legislation moved forward over the past week, including several measures aimed at overturning controversial rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Congress And Energy This Fall

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

Congress could consider wide-ranging energy legislation this fall if they can get past a Continuing Resolution, rumors of a government shut-down and pre-election year politics.

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

On September 11, 2015, the California State Legislature approved the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350) which aims to increase the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030 from the present goal of 33 percent by 2020, in addition to increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

State Governments have revealed renewable energy’s potential may be understated as utilities look at batteries and new pricing strategies to prevent overloads from wind and solar power. [WSJ] Duke Energy, Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration and a group of environmental organizations have agreed to resolve lawsuits state environmental regulators brought against the company over leaking ponds… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – September 2015

Conventional Energy Production Becoming Less Profitable

The U.S. energy storage market had its best quarter in two and a half years.

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

President Obama has used his trip to Alaska to thrust climate change to the forefront by putting the state’s liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display. [Yahoo News] The next phase of California’s clean energy leadership will face a set of bills in the State Assembly that would substantially expand the state’s existing clean energy… Keep reading →

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