<> UN: greenhouse gas emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century - Leaked draft shows emissions grew nearly twice as fast from 2000-10 as in previous 30 years despite economic slowdown
<> Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site - Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
<> FERC Acting Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur's Testimony before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee - "Keeping the Lights on Are We Doing Enough to Ensure the Reliability and Security of the U.S. Electric Grid?"
<> House Hearing - Department of Energy Science and Technology Priorities - GOP website with background, statements, webcast and testimony of Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy,
- Smith: Research, Not Subsidies, Key to Energy Success - The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today held a hearing with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to examine the Department of Energy's (DOE) science and technology priorities. . .
- DEMS release on the hearing
<> EPA Releases Top 25 List of Cities with Most Energy Star Buildings - The Top 10 cities on the list are: Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Philadelphia; and Houston; Detroit ranks 23rd.
<> The Production Tax Credit is Key to a Strong U.S. Wind Industry - New report from Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds the production tax credit has been critical to the growth of the U.S. wind industry.
<> GM's 'Climate Declaration' Speaks Louder than Words - In the year following the Climate Declaration signing, General Motors continues to prove there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change. . .
<> EPA Awards Over $9 Million to Universities for Research to Help Predict the Implications of Chemicals on Human Health and the Environment - grants to Arizona State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara to better understand the impacts of chemicals and nanomaterials throughout their life cycle from design, manufacture, use and disposal.
<> IUCN and WBCSD join forces to improve business understanding of biodiversity management - Montreux, Switzerland, 10 April 2014 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today released a new guide. . .
<> Eco Economy Indicator - World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013 - At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union's 506 million people. . .
<> Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel - Source: AP - It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. . .
<> The Truth About Nuclear Power - Part Ten - Subtitle: Nuclear plants require costly upgrades after 20 to 30 yearsSteam generators inside containment structurePurple-cutaway view.source: NRCOne of the favorite arguments of the nuclear proponents is that. . .
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Friday, April 11, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
1. Nothing We're Highlighting Today (click for the complete Energy & EPA announcements)