Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Energy Department Waives Requirement to ‘Buy American’ for Certain Products

The Department of Energy Dec. 29 said it will waive “Buy American” requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for several products after determining the goods were unavailable in satisfactory quantity in the United States…

Greater Authority for FERC on Transmission Siting Praised by Clean Energy, Opposed by States

October 13, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

An idea floated by the Obama administration to consolidate electricity transmission siting authority within the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a way to overcome obstacles hindering construction of interstate transmission lines has renewed the long-running debate over federal-state jurisdiction…

Obama Signs Energy Funding Bill into Law

January 10, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Obama Jan. 4 signed into law legislation that authorizes funding for several research programs within the Department of…

House Passes Temporary Spending Freeze, Allows Adjustments for Energy Technology

December 9, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House of Representatives Dec. 8 approved a continuing resolution that would freeze spending for discretionary programs in fiscal 2011 but would allow flexibility for the Energy Department to spend more on…

Representatives Critical of EPA Could Assume Key House Committee Posts with Republican Victory

October 21, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—If Republicans take over the House of Representatives after the Nov. 2 general election, it likely would elevate some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s harshest critics to…

EPA Greenhouse Gas, Air Pollution Rules Likely Targets if Republicans Take over House after November Election

October 21, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With Republicans expecting large gains in Congress in general elections Nov. 2 and possible control of the House of Representatives, the party is readying a laundry list of…

Obama Administration Supports Global Development of Smart Grid, Commerce Secretary Says

October 19, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

Obama Administration Supports Global Development of Smart Grid, Commerce Secretary Says…

Obama Signs Small Business Bill That Includes $30 Billion Lending Fund

September 28, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

President Obama signed a small business bill Sept. 27 that enables small businesses to take advantage of new and extended tax incentives, including an extension of…

California Clean Energy Plan Seeks Increase in Renewables, Efficiency, Carbon Capture

September 22, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

LOS ANGELES—California Sept. 21 unveiled new clean energy targets for 2020 and a plan to achieve them.
The plan, “California’s Clean Energy Future”, called for…

Senate Votes on Oil Spill, Energy Legislation Cancelled after Some Democrats Break Ranks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) decided Aug. 3 to cancel upcoming procedural votes on oil spill and energy legislation (S. 3663) after he became…

Next Page »