U.S. Congress – Senate (U.S. Senate)
Climate change is already causing billions of dollars in economic costs and infrastructure damage, including the power grid, the Senate Budget Committee heard.
Congressional Democrats have reintroduced legislation to require FERC to establish interregional transmission planning processes and increase RTO transparency.
Debt deal limits page counts and time on environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, but other work remains, and frustrations surface.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans both seek changes to federal permitting rules, but each party seeks to serve different ends.
The GOP-led House passed a fossil-fuel friendly energy infrastructure bill that Democrats said will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.
The IRA's EV tax credits sparked a Senate debate as Sen. Joe Manchin pushed for a floor vote on a bill that could delay the credits for some EV buyers.
The Senate rejected Sen. Joe Manchin’s bid to tag his controversial permitting bill to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Short of votes, Sen. Joe Manchin withdrew his controversial infrastructure permitting bill from inclusion in the Senate’s must-pass spending bill.
President Biden signed the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) into law, kicking off an aggressive pre-midterm election campaign.
A panel of industry analysts presented their estimates of how much the Inflation Reduction Act would reduce emissions and its impact on household energy costs.
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