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Hearings scheduled

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 6 2012

On May 9, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on President Obama's offshore drilling plan

ID EE legislation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2012

Idaho enacted legislation (H.B. 485) April 3, retroactive to January 1, replacing the insulation deduction for existing residents with a deduction for energy efficiency upgrades

CA GHG and Green Building Order

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order No. B-18-12 April 25, requiring agencies to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent from 2010 levels by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020

Building competition winners announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced March 5 the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition, a challenge that encourages college students to develop and present real world solutions to increase building energy efficiency

Water funding cut

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 11 2012

Speaking at an Environmental and Energy Study Institute March 2, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Henry Kelly pointed to permit hurdles and unreliable cost estimates as factors driving a proposed 66 percent cut in the agency’s water power program

Federal vehicle energy usage rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Department of Energy will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring federal agencies to reduce petroleum consumption in their vehicle fleets by 20 by October 2015, measured against 2005

MIT funding requested

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 4 2012

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Chair Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS) as well as Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) March 2 requesting funding for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s fusion energy research program

Upcoming hearings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2012

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will receive testimony on the Department of Energy’s budget request for fiscal year 2013 on February 16

Energy and climate debate - February 5, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 5 2012

As the payroll tax credit, unemployment insurance, and doc fix package debate continues in the House and Senate, energy issues are being highlighted in a number of areas

Loan guarantee investigation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2012

Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner, Fred Upton, and Cliff Stearns sent a letter to the White House January 30 calling on it to make public the results of an independent investigation ordered in October of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program