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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 3 February 2003



H I G H L I G H T S

 

* Regional Analysis of the President's Budget

* Briefing and Report:  Output Based Emission Standards

* Great Lakes 101

 

 

REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET

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The Northeast-Midwest organizations on Monday, February 3, will provide a regional review of the administration's proposed fiscal 2004 budget.  A link to the document, which will highlight how the president's budget treats key regional programs, will be emailed to coalition/state members and regional reporters by 4:00 pm on February 3.

 

Contact:  Matt Kane at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/544-5200).

 

 

BRIEFING AND REPORT:  OUTPUT BASED EMISSION STANDARDS

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The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions on Thursday, February 6, will host a briefing and the release of a new Northeast-Midwest Institute report on Output-Based Emission Standards:  Advancing Innovative Energy Technologies.  Output-based standards (also known as energy-efficiency-based standards) are a means to recognize the air quality benefits of cleaner power technologies within environmental regulations.  For multi-pollutant legislation being debated on Capitol Hill, such standards come into play in the way the emission allocations will be distributed.

 

Speaking at the briefing will be Susan Freedman, author of the Northeast-Midwest Institute's report; Joel Bluestein, president of Environment and Energy Analysis, Inc. and an expert on the impacts of air quality regulations for distributed generation; and Bruce Diamond with NiSource, a diversified energy company engaged in electricity generation and distribution, and natural gas production, transmission, and distribution.

 

The February 6 briefing will begin at 10:00 am in 2320 Rayburn House Office Building (House Science Committee Room).  Copies of the Institute report will be available.

 

Contact:  Susan Freedman at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/464-4011).

 

 

GREAT LAKES 101

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The Great Lakes Task Forces on Friday, February 7, will present a "Great Lakes 101" staff briefing.  Speakers will review the international agreements and federal programs affecting Great Lakes policy.  They will highlight the key regional stakeholders, explaining how these programs and stakeholders overlap and interact with each other.  They also will introduce emerging Great Lakes issues to be addressed by the 108th Congress.  The session is limited to congressional and state staff.

 

Contact:  Joy Mulinex with the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).