Virginia's new governor vows to make the state the energy capitol of the East Coast. Industry experts talk energy efficiency at NARUC's "Conserve Energy Efficiency" events at National Press Club. And the IPCC takes a look at data used to report the melting rate of the Himalayan glaciers.
ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, is testifying before a House energy subcommittee on the Exxon XTO merger and the process of natural gas hydrofracking. UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer, talks about what's up next and cooperation with the Mexican president following the accord in Copenhagen. And Shelley Vinyard from Environment Michigan is live to discuss a report on the future of electric vehicles, batteries and charging stations.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be present at a Senate ENR Committee hearing to discuss greenhouse gas emissions goals. Governor Shawn Parnell will hold Alaska's State of the State address and is expected to present guidelines for Alaskan oil drilling and its environmental impacts. Newly appointed Executive Director of the Sierra Club Michael Brune will join us from San Francisco to discuss his plans for the organization. And more from a debate happening today in West Virginia on mountaintop removal and other environmental issues facing the state.
Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, Jonathan Pershing talks about the future of climate negotiations. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar could be under pressure in terms of offshore drilling with oil prices up from a year ago, he speaks at a Platts forum. We'll bring you the latest. Duke Energy gets into the solar business. Pepco starts up its first electric car charging station. And Clean Skies' Lee Patrick Sullivan test drives the all electric Chevy Volt.
Major General Paul Eaton talks about his panel discussion on Securing America through New Clean Energy Sources; Center for American Progress' Joe Romm talks about the mounting pressure on the UN's Climate Panel when it comes to its research practices. And it is press preview day at the Washington Auto Show.
Key Senators may be changing their goals for climate change legislation. A deeper look as the UN Climate Panel stands behind its claim that climate change is making natural disasters worse. And the Washington Auto Show kicks off leaner and greener.
National Wildlife Federation's Dr. Amanda Staudt discusses the agency's new study linking odd winter weather with climate change. Dept. of Energy announces members of the blue ribbon panel to come up with alternatives to Yucca Mountain to deposit nuclear waste. And Clean Skies speaks with the CEO of Chevy at the Washington Auto Show.
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.