January 20, 2010

Balance of Power in the US Senate will Change Agenda

The first election of 2010 is over and the balance of power in the US Senate has shifted just enough to put the Administration’s policy agenda in jeopardy.  Senator-Elect Scott Brown (R-MA) will be the newest member of the Senate, and will be sworn in as soon as the election is certified.  Clues on how… Read More


January 19, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill January 19-22

The House returns today, January 19, to consider a number of minor bills and resolutions.  On Wednesday and the rest of the week the House schedule includes a bill to provide tax benefits for contributions to earthquake relief in Haiti, a number of American Indian water resources bills, a bill on domestic nuclear detection and… Read More


Energy and Climate Legislative Update

The US Senate returns to Capitol Hill this week to tackle a full agenda starting with a measure to increase the federal debt limit (HJ Res 45).  Likely amendments to the resolution include one by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to halt the EPA rulemaking based on the so-called endangerment finding announced last month.  The endangerment… Read More


State of the Union Address set for January 27th

President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next Wednesday, January 27th, at 9 pm Eastern time (6:00pm Pacific). During his speech, the President will outline his priorities for the coming year as well as recount what he believes are the achievements from his first year in… Read More


January 18, 2010

NSF Announces Oceans Sciences Education Competition

The National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences seeks to establish new and/or renewed Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) Centers in a network of coordinated centers that faciliate collaborations and communications between ocean science researchers and educators.  These Centers foster the integration of ocean research into high-quality educational materials, enable ocean researchers to… Read More


January 12, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill January 11-15

The Senate is not in session this week.  They are expected to reconvene for letislative business next week. The House returns for legislative business on Wednesday, 1/13/10.  They are expected to pass HR 2646 which expands the comptroller general’s oversight authority.  They are also expected to table or refer to committee  President Obama’s veto of… Read More


January 8, 2010

ARPA-E to Host Energy Innovation Summit in DC

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) will host its first-ever energy innovation summit in March to “serve as a forum for the nation’s energy leaders to share ideas, collaborate, and begin building the next Industrial Revolution in clean energy technologies.” The meeting, which will be held March 1-3, 2010, at… Read More


January 4, 2010

DARPA Young Faculty Award Released

Full Proposals are due by 4:00PM ET, February 5, 2010 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency often selects its research efforts through the Research Announcement (RA) process.  The RA will appear on the Grants.gov website http://www.grants.gov/.  The following information is for those wishing to respond to the RA. The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program… Read More


This Week on Capitol Hill January 4-8

Both the House and the Senate will meet in a pro forma session on Tuesday, January 5th.  The House will not meet for legislative business until Tuesday, January 12th.  The Senate is not expected to meet for legislative business until Wednesday, January 20th.


December 22, 2009

Department of Energy Announces Details on Hubs

Department of Energy to Invest $366M in Energy Innovation Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fuels from Sunlight Hub is Issued Washington, DC – U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today outlined the Department’s plans to invest up to $366 million to establish and operate three new Energy Innovation Hubs focused on accelerating research and… Read More