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Allows California ISO, which operates the electric power grid in California, authority to pull in power sources outside of the state on a "reliability must run" basis to address "any reliability need," giving the ISO broader access to non-renewable power plants otherwise being phased out in California. 

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Sep 27 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Replaces federal gasoline tax with a multi-sector carbon tax as source of funding for federal highway infrastructure spending.  

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Sep 26 2019
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House of Representatives

Provides funding to support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the electrical grid.

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Sep 25 2019
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Bipartisan bill that directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program for capturing CO2 produced during  generation of electric power from natural gas.

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Sep 25 2019
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Bipartisan bill that promotes the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the US economy.

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Sep 25 2019
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Presents a literature analysis of new nanomaterials and how they might fit within current definitions and guidelines for nanomaterial regulation in the European Union.

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Sep 25 2019
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European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)

Lowers the civil penalty that automakers must pay when new cars and trucks exceed corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, from $14 to $5.50 per extra 0.1 miles per gallon (mpg), undoing a 2016 Obama Administration rulemaking.

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Sep 24 2019
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Rescinds the new source performance standards (NSPS) for methane and VOC emissions from oil and gas transmission and storage infrastructure, and rescinds the NSPS for methane for oil and gas production and processing infrastructure. 

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Oct 25 2019
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Sep 24 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Creates the National Influenza Vaccine Task Force to modernize the domestic influenza vaccine enterprise and directs certain federal agencies to perform specific actions toward achieving that goal.

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Sep 24 2019
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White House

Provides the most recent evaluation from the Food and Drug Administration regarding clinical development of drugs intended to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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Sep 23 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

OIl and gas industry effort to facilitate large-scale investment in carbon-capture utilization and storage.

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Sep 23 2019
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Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Proposes to revise Federal energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) in light of changes in the energy industry.

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Sep 19 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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Directs EPA offices to change their methods for calculating the health benefits of reducing pollution and taking other regulatory actions.

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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Establishes a task force to study the effects of automated accounts on public opinion and elections.

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May 21 2019
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House of Representatives

Restricts Federal acquisition and use of critical information and communication technologies developed, installed, and/or purchased by a foreign power.

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May 17 2019
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Executive Office of the President

Establishes a process at the Colorado public utilities commission through which a public utility may implement an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure program within the utility's service area.

 

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May 15 2019
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Eases safety rules put in place by Obama administration after 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident to prevent catastrophic accidents during offshore oil and gas operations.  

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May 15 2019
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Requires executive branch approval for transferring to China technology, intellectual property, and other innovation that is important to the US national interest, economy, or military.

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May 14 2019
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Senate

Requires the Office of Personnel Management to create a voluntary rotational cyber-workforce program for Federal agencies.

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Apr 30 2019
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Senate

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Requires that within two years, the Federal Trade Commission will require entities under the Commission's jurisdiction to conduct impact assessments of their high-risk automated decision systems and data protection plans dealing with consumers' personal data. 

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Apr 10 2019
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Senate

Directs several Federal agencies and offices to establish inter-agency and multi-stakeholder advisory committee, research initiatives, and strategic planning pertaining to the Nation's use, research, and development of AI.

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Apr 10 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that would expand an existing tax credit in the Internal Revenue Code for new plug-in electric drive motor vehicles to an additional 400,000 vehicles, and extend the (expired) tax credit for new fuel cell motor vehicles through 2028.

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Apr 9 2019
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