Energy

Promoting Renewable Energy in the Federal Government

Promoting Renewable Energy in the Federal Government

Presidential memo requires agencies to obtain 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Smart Regulation for the Smart Grid

Smart Regulation for the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel provides model for collaborative standards development.

Inside Baseball: The Nature of OIRA’s Work

Inside Baseball: The Nature of OIRA’s Work

The regulatory review process engages a wide range of actors.

Can Agencies Legally Use Social Media for Rulemaking?

Can Agencies Legally Use Social Media for Rulemaking?

ACUS draft report analyzes legal obstacles for using social media in rulemaking.

Adjusting the Social Cost of Carbon: A Commonsense Revision

Adjusting the Social Cost of Carbon: A Commonsense Revision

Changes should be made to better reflect underlying scientific models.

EPA Upgrades its Energy Star Portfolio Manager

EPA Upgrades its Energy Star Portfolio Manager

An upgraded online management system will better track buildings’ energy consumption.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Obama releases climate change plan, Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional, and more…

Week in Review

Week in Review

Supreme Court allows FTC continue suit, SEC may seek admissions of guilt, and more…

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Major rules, especially EPA’s, potentially create enormous net benefits.

Week in Review

Week in Review

Agencies increase health-contingent health plan reward, EPA issues rule for alternate contaminated water tests, and more.

Draft Bill Would Limit EPA Rulemaking Power

Draft Bill Would Limit EPA Rulemaking Power

Proposal would require Energy Department to review EPA regulations costing more than $1 billion.

President Obama’s Budget Sets Regulatory Priorities Too

President Obama’s Budget Sets Regulatory Priorities Too

The proposed budget identifies the administration’s regulatory priorities.