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Waxman-Markey Bill Faces Tough Opposition
Posted May 21, 2009



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DOE invests in energy research centers

The U.S. DOE recently announced that the agency's Office of Science will invest $777 million in Energy Frontier Research Centers over the next five years. Forty-six multimillion dollar EFRCs will be established at universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations and privation firms in an effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs required to build a new 21st century energy economy.READ MORE

Bill would exclude indirect land-use from RFS2

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Ranking Member Frank Lucas, R-Okla., along with a bipartisan group of 42 members of Congress recently introduced legislation that seeks to alter certain provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard.READ MORE

US can benefit from coal, biomass fuels

Liquid fuels from biomass and coal could reduce petroleum use and carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. over the next 25 years, according to a recently released report, but producing the alternative fuels in an environmentally conscious way requires significant research, development and commercial demonstration.READ MORE

Michigan scientists: Carbon capping policies vital

More than 150 Michigan scientists, researchers and academia signed a letter urging Michigan's congressional delegation to support federal policies to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.READ MORE

Biomass plant will provide steam for SRS operations

A steam generating biomass facility approved for the U.S. DOE Savannah River Site in South Carolina will be a critical part of operations upon its completion, slated for December 2011. The DOE tasked Ameresco Federal Solutions, Inc. in Knoxville, Tenn., with its largest-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract to construct at the site one of the country's largest biomass facilities.READ MORE

BIO: RFS advanced biofuel requirement can be met

The Biotechnology Industry Organization recently hosted a briefing on the progress companies are making in bringing advanced biofuels to the marketplace, and indicated it is confident that the advanced biofuel requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard can be met.READ MORE