Tag Archives: Carbon dioxide

Congress Expresses Discomfort with EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule; Senate to Hold Oversight Hearing Concerning Obama Administration’s Power Plant Emissions Proposed Rules; EPA Seeks Clean Air Expert Input On NAAQs

Legislative Activity Waters of the U.S. Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a joint hearing to discuss the “Impacts of the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule on State and Local Governments.” The hearing addressed concerns with the proposed rule including costs, definitions … Continue Reading

Clean Power Plan Deadline Extended

Regulatory Activity EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Clean Power Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its Clean Power Plan proposed rule which would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The comment deadline which was formerly October 20 is now December 1. Read our … Continue Reading

DOE Releases Wind Turbine Funding Opportunity; EPA Seeks Public Comment on Carbon Capture, Hopes to Better Identify Hazardous Chemicals

Regulatory Activity Wind Turbine Funding Opportunity The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program intends to release a funding opportunity in early 2014 targeting the development of taller wind turbines. According to DOE, “the funding opportunity is expected to focus on innovative designs and processes for wind turbine tower manufacturing and turbine system installations that … Continue Reading

Senate EPW Committee Hearing on Fugitive Methane Gas Leaks; EPA Holds DC Listening Session on GHG Standards for Existing Power Plants

Legislative Activity Senate EPW Committee Holds Hearing on Fugitive Methane Gas Leaks Last Tuesday, November 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing titled “Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations.” During the hearing, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) director of atmospheric programs in the Office of Air and Radiation, … Continue Reading

President Obama Issues Climate Change Executive Order; Treasury Department Issues Financial Guidance on Overseas Energy Projects

Legislative Activity Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Energy Infrastructure Legislation Last Tuesday, October 29, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to review the North American Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R. 3301), legislation that seeks to eliminate the State Department’s authority to approve an energy infrastructure project and delegate that responsibility to the Federal Energy … Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed; McConnell Emissions Legislation Introduced

Legislative Activity Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed The Senate failed last week to fully consider S. 1392, energy efficiency legislation introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). While the legislation enjoys bipartisan support, consideration of the legislation has been delayed by negotiations regarding non-germane amendments related to the Keystone XL Pipeline and implementation … Continue Reading

EPA Releases Proposed Rule Governing New Power Plant CO2 Emissions

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will hold a hearing to examine black carbon as a global health problem and to determine low-cost solutions. Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, … Continue Reading