Tag Archives: Sustainability

Global Investment Perspective | Building Modern, Sustainable Infrastructure and Equitable, Clean Energy Future

The Biden administration is setting out plans for unprecedented investment in US infrastructure and clean energy plans that are at the heart of the administration’s recovery program to “Build Back Better.” Amid all the fanfare, the key questions for the global investor community will be how and when key projects are structured and brought to … Continue Reading

“A Union of Vitality in a World of Fragility” – EU Commission’s 2021 Work Program – What You Should Know

The European Commission published its 2021 work program for the coming 12 to 14 months on October 19, 2020. The 44 new policy initiatives complements EU’s medium-term policy objectives, including the green and the digital transformation, dealing with the economic and social consequences of COVID-19, and strengthening Europe’s role at the international level. In light … Continue Reading

DOE to Provide $50M to Make Electric Vehicles More Affordable & Hearing to Explore Lifting Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

Regulatory Activity Funding for Autos The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will provide $50 million in funding for its FY 14 Vehicle Technologies Program to help “make plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) more affordable and convenient…within the next 10 years.” The funding will be dedicated to target areas including: advanced light-weighting, advanced battery development, … Continue Reading

Mountaintop Mining Legislation Approved & EPA Proposes Rule to Reduce RFS Level for 2014

Legislative Activity House Natural Resources Committee Approves Mountaintop Mining Lesiglation On Thursday, November 14, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to favorably report H.R. 2824, the “Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America” Act, introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson, by a margin of 24-14. The legislation would prevent the Department of Interior … 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

Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Legislative Activity Greenhouse Gas Emissions The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) has released its report titled “Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Congress had charged NAS with conducting a comprehensive review of the Internal Revenue Code to identify the types of and specific tax provisions that have the largest effects on carbon … Continue Reading

Advanced Biofuels Payment Program; Implementation of NAAQS for Ozone

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, June 18: The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, will hold an oversight hearing titled “Citizen and Agency Perspectives on the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.” Tuesday, June 18: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a full committee hearing concerning the … Continue Reading
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