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Reactor licensing halt requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League led more than 20 environmental groups and individuals in filing a petition June 18 asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay final licensing decisions for dozens of nuclear reactors until it has completed a rulemaking on the environmental impact of storing and disposing commercial spent fuel


US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 27, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related programs and agencies


Energy and climate debate - June 24, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

International negotiations and congressional debates over transportation reauthorization, energy legislation, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations dominated the energy arena last week


Installed PV cost down
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report September 15 finding that the installed cost of solar photovoltaic power systems in the US fell substantially in 2010 and the first half of 2011


House approves TRAIN Act
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The House passed the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 (H.R


Intersection of energy and tax policy previewed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Joint Committee on Taxation released an analysis September 20 on the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in advance of last week’s House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures and Oversight subcommittees September 22 joint hearing


Weatherization letter
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

On December 7, twenty-three Senators sent a letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, asking them to maintain fiscal 2011 funding levels for the State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) while they consider the fiscal year 2012 energy and water appropriations bill which will likely be rolled into an omnibus spending measure (H.R. 2055) currently being negotiated


Personnel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

President Obama nominated Arun Majumdar, director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, for Undersecretary of Energy November 29


Utility MACT delay requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs December 1 asking him to return a proposed air quality rule to the Environmental Protection Agency for a more complete assessment of its impact on jobs, the economy, and the reliability of electricity