EPA proposes changes to national ozone standards; Salazar goes to Cape Wind project site and meets with both sides; White House Budget Director Peter Orzag discusses 2011 budget.
The EPA is expected to release its RFS2, renewable fuel standard 2, regulations today with new rules regarding the ethanol and biofuels industry. Biofuels is also on the agenda today when President Obama meets with 11 governors to talk about energy policy.And White House climate czar Carol Browner speaks at Retech 2010, the renewable energy conference.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA make "major climate initiative" announcement; OCS and renewable development expected to be discussed at meeting between Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Renewable energy industry leaders look ahead to 2010; Todd Stern looks ahead to December's Mexico City international climate meeting.
The Center for American Progress holds a teleconference on the record breaking snowstorms and the impacts of Global Warming. Weather Underground's Dr. Jeff Masters and climate change expert Joseph Romm discuss. CERES also holds a teleconference to discuss its new report on companies in water-intensive sectors, such as electric power and semiconductors, are falling short in managing and disclosing water-related risks to investors.
President Obama announces first new nuclear plant loan guarantee to Southern Company. We'll speak with Southern CEO David Ratcliffe. State utility commissioners meet for winter meetings to discuss smart grid, carbon capture and sequestration and the graying of the energy workforce and how to cut GHGs 80% by 2050.
We'll have reaction to UN Climate Change Chief Yvo de Boer's resignation. Clean Skies also sits down with GE Energy's Bob Gilligan about how to getting more renewables into the grid as well as cyber security. And our Lee Patrick Sullivan takes a look at whether 2010 will be the year of the electric car.
The environmental impact of hydrofracking is the subject of a congressional briefing today hosted by Cornell University. NEI discusses the hot topic of the future of nuclear energy in the U.S. And we're talking with the director of a new documentary, "Not Evil, Just Wrong" which challenges Al Gore's claims about global warming.
A decision from the Cape Wind project is expected from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today. Also, Tyler Suiters covers the Energy Business Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.; and Lee Patrick Sullivan follows up on Wal-Mart's push to get suppliers to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.
NRG Energy's Steve Corneli talks about the prospects for the Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill. Today marks 18th annual world water day - EPA Administrator announces new strategies on drinking water standards. Police cars go greener with a new BMW diesel engine.
After a 9 year dispute, the nation's first offshore wind farm gets the green light from the White House. Also, an oil spill in Louisiana raises new questions about ultra-deepwater drilling; and the climate bill faces another delay.
Clean Skies News follows the latest from Copenhagen as negotiations continue in Copenhagen, with the U.S. and E.U. cancelling their scheduled press conferences for today. Also, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces he has a major international clean energy announcement. We hear more on energy forecasts out to 2035, and updates from the electric vehicle industry.