The Department of Energy faces an Oct. 7 deadline to respond to a House Energy and Commerce Committee request seeking records of discussions between the department and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to proposed carbon standards for new power plants.
As covered in a Sept. 23 Energy and Climate Report article, the committee asked Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz whether his department advised the EPA about the status of Clean Power Initiative projects funded by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as the agency proposed carbon dioxide new source performance standards for newly built fossil fuel-fired power plants.
The committee is investigating whether the EPA's proposed performance standards violate the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which bars the agency from considering any carbon capture projects funded by the Energy Department when proposing standards that would require the technology for coal-fired units.
DOE Secretary to Speak
Moniz is scheduled to speak Oct. 6 in New York during a DOE meeting on “The Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Infrastructure Finance."
DOE’s QER team is charged with developing “actionable recommendations” to improve energy infrastructure by addressing vulnerabilities, including climate change, cyber security, physical threats, interdependencies and supply-demand shifts.
The review was ordered by the White House, which has redefined the word “quadrennial” by deciding to break the review into four installments, allowing for one report each year over four years. The first review is scheduled to be released Jan. 31, 2015.
Brazil to Hold Solar Auction
On Oct. 10, Brazil will hold an auction tender focusing on solar, wind and biomass energy.
As covered in a June 6 article, the auction will mark Brazil’s first national energy auction with a specific category for solar power.
Other Climate and Energy Events
The National Association of State Energy Officials will hold its "2014-2015 Winter Energy Outlook Conference" Oct. 7 in Washington. Adam Sieminski, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is among the featured speakers.
On Oct. 7, the Department of Energy will hold a webinar on "Property Assessed Clean Energy (Pace) Financing." The webinar will focus on financing of energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations on private property.
On Oct. 8, DOE will hold a webinar on "Targeted Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity. “ The webinar will cover how interested parties can apply for funding opportunities related to research and development projects on algal biomass. Algal biomass has been researched for its use in advanced biofuels to replace petroleum-based diesel and jet fuels.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute will hold a briefing in Washington on "Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update."
The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment will hold an event Oct. 6 in Washington on "U.S. LNG Exports: Why and Why Now?"
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will hold an event Oct. 7 in Washington on "The Politics & Process of Keystone XL."
The American Wind Energy Association will host a conference Oct. 7-8 in Atlantic City, N.J., on "OffShore Windpower 2014."
The Climate Policy Initiative will hold a webinar Oct. 7 on "New Finance Instruments that Can Drive Billions to Developing Countries.”
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