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Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (Public Law 115-78)

  • Government
  • Statute
  • Energy

Original Development Brief – Extends an exemption to energy conservation standards for external power supplies until 2023 and requires the Department of Energy to rule two years prior to that date on whether such standards or an alternative should actually apply to these devices.

Updated last December 14, 2017
for the 11/02/2017 Public Law.
December 8, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, December 2 – December 8

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, a new Dakota Access Pipeline spill response plan; the Supreme Court rules on solar power dispute; Elon Musk bets Tesla can finish largest battery in the world in just 100 days.

November 24, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, November 18 – November 24

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new nuclear testing facility in Idaho; new oil and gas drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; protestors at Wisconsin pipeline; and more efficient offshore wind construction. 

First Look: Congressional disapproval of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers" (Public Law 115-4, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy

Repeals a Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public disclosure of payments made by oil, gas, and mining companies to governments if in excess of $100,000 a year.

Updated last November 9, 2017
for the 02/14/2017 version of HJRes 41 (Public Law No: 115-4)
November 3, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, October 28 – November 3

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new solar farms in Southern California; St. Louis votes for clean power; why oil rich countries are using renewables; and global oil and gas market shrinks.