Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Tom Coburn’

Clean Energy Standard Implies Smart Grid Build Out, But Chances For Bill Remain Murky

Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, Smart Grid April 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 President Barack Obama reaffirmed the nation’s need for a Clean Energy Standard (CES) during a speech at Georgetown University Wednesday, once again raising questions about how smart grid technology will fit into that future.

Implicit in bringing on a wide range of clean energy sources is the need for a more efficient and modernized grid to handle the variable power supply. However, in this divided Congress, getting legislators to find common ground on a CES will come with a high hurdle rate, say analysts.

Senate Judiciary Committee Addresses COICA Criticisms

Copyright, Intellectual Property February 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2011 ­– The Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing Wednesday to address potential criticisms of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Acts (COICA), which would target websites dedicated to stealing American intellectual property.

Sen. Hutchison Seeks to Block Open Internet Regulation

FCC, Net Neutrality December 20th, 2010

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2010 -Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced an amendment to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing any open internet regulations. The amendment would be added to the appropriations bill (H.R. 3082), which provides funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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