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Our July 2022 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers the Democrats’ continued push for a revised Build Back Better Act, a letter from House Democrats to the SEC on climate risk disclosure issues, the strong growth of energy jobs, new energy & sustainability legislation, and more.
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Read about energy legislation and energy policy news, including President Biden’s FY 2023 request for $48.2 billion for the DOE, the Senate Climate Change Task Force’s proposal for energy independence, and the EPA’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge.
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The second half of 2021 will be a busy stretch for Congress. In addition to the typical must-pass legislation, Democrats controlling both chambers and the White House are committed to several big spending bills, too. This preview is a rundown of these bills, what’s included in them, and how we can expect them to play out.
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Last week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions voted 18-4 to advance Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s nomination for labor secretary. The bipartisan approval signals a non-controversial confirmation vote of the full Senate. When that occurs, Secretary-designate Walsh will take over a department that is front and center in the nascent Biden administration. Executing White House priorities including the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, and reversing certain Trump era actions, will soon be Walsh’s responsibility. His experience in Massachusetts politics gives a sense of how Walsh will approach his new post.
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After what felt like one of the longest election seasons in history, Washington is preparing to welcome the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. What does this all mean for energy and sustainability?
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Read about how the administration of President-Elect Joe Biden could shape clean tech, energy, and environmental policy in a divided government.
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