The Week Ahead (Oct. 8-12)

October 9, 2007
04:01 PM
  • On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests will hold a field hearing on the major environmental threats to the Great Basin in the 21st century.  Witnesses TBA.  (Thomas & Mack Moot Court at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, 10:00 a.m.)
Weekly Bonus …
American consumers are more and more interested in how much energy they use.  As a result, Members of Congress have a greater interest in how Federal programs can provide more accurate and reliable information on energy consumption. Sen. Bingaman asked GAO to examine the effectiveness of the Energy Guide labeling program and the Energy Star program. GAO this week came out with some interesting findings and recommendations.  Its 88-page report would make good reading for those interested in energy efficiency.
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