by Jason James Last May, the House of Representatives passed the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, allocating $6 billion toward rebates for retrofits that increase a home’s energy efficiency under the authority of the Department of Energy (DOE). Though Home Star enjoyed the support of twelve Republicans in the House, the U.S. Chamber […]

by Marne Sussman The newly-introduced Senate oil spill response bill, entitled “Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010”, gives scant coverage to energy issues. Division B of the proposed legislation, on clean transportation, is one of only two sections that address clean energy and/or energy efficiency.  The following analysis summarizes the provisions […]

by Hannah Chang On Tuesday, July 27, oil spill response bills were introduced in both the House and Senate.  These bills are a legislative response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster but also contain the remnants of comprehensive energy and climate change legislation that was shelved by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on July 22.  According […]

by Jessica Wentz On July 6, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a Clean Air Act rulemaking to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from power plants in the eastern United States. The proposal, also known as the “Transport Rule” is intended to replace the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule […]

by Hannah Chang A revised draft of the American Power Act (APA), a bill that was introduced by Senators Kerry and Lieberman in May 2010, surfaced earlier this week, on July 13.  Although neither Senator Kerry nor Senator Lieberman have confirmed the validity of the circulating draft, it is thought that the 667-page discussion draft, […]

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