Tag Archives: Energy

Update: Biden Officials Request Comments on Challenges Facing Key Sectoral Supply Chains

Update:  Defense industrial base, comments due 10/13/2021 The Department of Defense is seeking comments (both generally and in response to specific questions) focused on four topics identified by the agency: select kinetic capabilities, energy storage/batteries, microelectronics, and castings and forgings.… Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 16, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 7:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Virtual Retreat, where Leaders will discuss ending the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery | South Court Auditorium… Continue Reading

The American Jobs Plan Spotlights Infrastructure – Could This Mean Transformational Changes for Transportation?

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 31, President Joe Biden outlined his vision to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. Focused on The American Jobs Plan as a US$2.25 trillion investment in the US that “will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and position the US to out-compete China,” he outlined to the … Continue Reading

UK Government Spending Review – Highlights

Just days after Boris Johnson’s well-received 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, now it is the turn of Rishi Sunak to talk infrastructure.  For those of us with a particular interest in infrastructure, transport and energy developments, there are a number of highlights from Rishi’s announcements today.  Those with an interest in infra … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade: US and European Trade Talk Update – October 3, 2020

Several high-level officials from the United States (US) were in Europe this past week, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Collectively, they focused on the Brexit talks, strengthening economic relations, 5G infrastructure, energy and transatlantic security, as well as Hizballah.  The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) continued their discussions on Britain’s future … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – August 1, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2, 2020 THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled. VPOTUS’ Schedule* Saturday & Sunday, August … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 22, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. 12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of the Director of the Office of Management … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – July 18, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 2020 THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled. VPOTUS’ Schedule* Saturday & Sunday, July … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – June 27, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled for Saturday or Sunday. VPOTUS’ Schedule* On Sunday, June 28, Vice President … Continue Reading

President Trump Issues New Guidance Clarifying Energy Executive Order; EPA Moving on WOTUS and RFS

Executive Branch Activity New Guidance Clarifying Energy Executive Order Last week, just four days before federal agencies’ initial plans were due to OMB, the White House issued a memo updating with more specifics as to how President Trump expects agencies to carry out his previously issued energy executive order (Executive Order 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and … Continue Reading

USDA Secretary-Nominee Confirms Support for RFS; House and Senate To Consider ESA, Brownfields, Energy and Water; NOAA Seeks Marine Experts

Executive Action USDA Secretary-Nominee Perdue Confirms Support for RFS During last week’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s confirmation hearing for former Governor Sonny Perdue to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), lawmakers questioned Perdue on his support for various programs affecting the agricultural sector, rural communities, and conservation efforts. Of … Continue Reading

Senate Committees To Vote on Zinke, Perry and Pruitt; House To Use CRA To Invalidate Environmental Rules

Legislative Activity Nomination Proceedings The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled votes for Tuesday, January 31 beginning at 9:30am on the nominations of Rep.Ryan Zinke (R-MT) for Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Governor Rick Perry for Secretary of the Department of Energy. Also at that meeting, subcommittee assignments and jurisdictional … Continue Reading

President Trump’s Possible “Day One” Actions for Energy and Environment; Department of the Interior Releases Plan for Deepwater Horizon Cleanup; Offshore Wind Lease Sale to Being in NC

Executive Branch Activity On Monday, President Trump is expected to begin signing executive orders intended to roll back some of President Obama’s actions to protect the environment. Early anticipated orders could include ones that would: (1) remove the public lands coal leasing moratorium; and (2) revoke CEQ’s guidance to agencies that recommends climate change and greenhouse … Continue Reading

Possible WRDA and Energy Bills This Week

Legislative Activity Potential Energy Legislation After the House proposed a narrow version of the energy bill to the Senate, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) proposed a broader bill once again. After a meeting last week with House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman Murkowski appeared confident she will get a … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy December 5 Update

EU Publishes Banking, Energy, and VAT Legislation In addition to our Washington legislative updates, Capital Thinking will now include EU legislative developments, covering updates from Brussels. The European Commission, responsible for proposing European legislation, published a number of legislative proposals last week. A package of reforms to strengthen the resilience of EU banks was published on November 23, … Continue Reading

House to Take Up WRDA; House and Senate Conference Continues on Energy Bill

Legislative Activity WRDA The House is expected this week to take up H.R. 5303, the “Water Resources Development Act of 2016” (WRDA). The Senate recently passed its version of the bill, S. 2848, on September 15. Unlike the Senate, the House legislation does not include funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure or for emergency … Continue Reading
LexBlog