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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for […]


News and Policies, U.S.

This legislative tool could help Congress undo Biden’s solar tariff pause

January 31, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress is hoping to use a legislative tool to roll back an executive order that paused for two years any new tariffs on solar modules imported from Southeast Asia. The group aims to use […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Clean energy companies urge Congress to pass reconciliation package

July 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than 400 clean energy companies are urging leaders in Congress to act on legislation that would provide billions of dollars for clean energy deployment. In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What’s in Congress’ infrastructure bill for renewable energy

August 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Biden administration and leaders in the U.S. Congress unveiled details of the 2,700-page, bipartisan infrastructure package on Sunday that includes $550 billion in new spending. The deal is expected to move quickly – and is likely to change in […]


Energy Economics

Congress Is Mulling Renewable Energy Stimulus: They Should Think Bigger

June 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

With discussions in the U.S. Congress underway on the makeup of a ‘Phase 4’ coronavirus stimulus package, multiple reports are identifying clean and renewable energy as a key sector that Democrats hope to support. Although details are still scarce, ideas […]


Energy Economics

What a New Congress Could Do on Clean Energy

November 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Democrats have claimed the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. It gives the party powerful new oversight authority. But will it translate to meaningful action on climate and clean energy? Several moderate Republicans were voted out of Congress […]


Energy Economics

How President Trump and Congress Can Make Energy Infrastructure Great Again

April 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

President Trump has been vocal on the need to improve America’s infrastructure. Given his background as a businessman and high profile for building things, upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has been a natural fit. Much of the public dialogue and the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

What the Tax Bill May Mean for Energy Efficiency

December 26, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Although the tax bill passed by Congress will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. The greatest impacts, both positive and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

GOP Tax Reform Plan Sparks Uncertainty for the Clean Energy Industry

November 1, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Much remains unknown about the tax bill House Republicans plan to unveil this week. Politico recently reported that even “rank-and-file House Republicans are increasingly alarmed by the secrecy shrouding the massive tax bill.” The closed process has left solar, wind […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. advances oil reserve revamp plan, potential crude sale

September 8, 2016

Via: American Energy News

The Obama administration has sent Congress a plan to modernize the country’s emergency oil reserve, a step that could set in motion a sale of about 8 million barrels from the stash later this year to help pay for the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Will Congress Reconcile Energy Bills Around Efficiency?

June 3, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

The Senate recently passed the bi-partisan Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012), co-authored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), by a vote of 85-12. In 2015, the House passed its own comprehensive energy bill, the North American Energy […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Senate Set to Vote on a Sweeping Energy Bill

April 19, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

In a rapid turn of events, the bipartisan “Energy Policy Modernization Act” went from the legislative dustbin to an upcoming Senate floor vote. And not a moment too soon, considering the unexpectedly rocky road the bill embarked on since it […]