Resources

The Trump Administration is seeking to reduce the U.S. trade imbalance with China and protect America’s intellectual property rights through a series of tariffs on Chinese imports.  

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The Business of Government Hour features weekly conversations with federal executives and others working to change the way government does business. Recent guests have included Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and David Benjamin, the author of Cracking Complexity.     The Lobbying Show interviews government affairs professionals and […]

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Representatives from ENERGY STAR joined this month’s regulatory forum conference calls to share some updates.

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One year ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation requiring that all the state’s energy come from clean power sources by 2045. The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018 also requires the state to meet 50 percent of its energy needs with clean power by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030. As California’s primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is driving energy efficiency and innovation, cleaner transportation, renewable energy growth, responsible energy infrastructure and emergency responses to the loss of energy supply due to natural disasters or other emergencies.

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A Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) report highlights the influence of citizens on congressional decision making. Find your Congressional representatives and their contact information here.

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Given the newness of the Jan. 1 California Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) bans, NAFEM members have many unanswered questions about compliance with the act that reinstated the previously vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SNAP Rules 20 and 21. To help answer these questions, NAFEM coordinated two conference calls with California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff on Jan. 31 and Feb. 20.

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Based on the recent NAFEM survey, tariffs are negatively impacting companies whose products make it possible for millions of people to enjoy meals away from home at military bases, schools, hospitals, restaurants and elsewhere. More than 80 percent of respondents to NAFEM’s recent survey reported that the tariffs have negatively impacted their businesses. NAFEM has developed […]

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CARB climate regulations inform the federal agenda With the fifth largest economy in the world, California has many opportunities and challenges. For example, the state achieved its landmark 2020 climate goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) below 1990 levels four years early. But California is also home to eight of the 10 most polluted […]

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On Jan. 1,  the California Cooling Act (CCA), Senate Bill 1013, became law. CCA reinstated the previously vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Significant New Alternatives Policy (EPA SNAP) Rules 20 and 21 requiring hydrofluorocarbon(HFCs) reductions.

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