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Apr 10, 2013 | The Hill

White House to talk energy with group of House dems

Heather Zichal’s closed-door session with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) will come one day after Obama releases his fiscal 2014 budget proposal, giving the 48-member caucus a chance to weigh in on the president’s priorities.

Feb 12, 2013 | The Hill

Op-Ed: President should address clean energy, climate change

Co-Chairs Paul Tonko and Gerry Connolly outline some of what they would like to see from the President in his State of the Union address and during his second term.

Feb 12, 2013 | The Hill

SEEC Vice Chair Rush Holt's Op-Ed on the Need for Climate Change Action Now

It is easy to find excuses for not confronting a problem like climate change. All of these are not explanations for our inaction, but simply excuses to justify our natural reluctance to commit.

Feb 5, 2013 | E&E

House Dems press for IRS guidance on renewable tax credit change

A coalition of House Democrats is urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to quickly produce eagerly awaited guidelines on how they will interpret a key provision expanding eligibility of a renewable energy tax credit.

Feb 5, 2013 | The Hill

House Democrats warn tax credit ambiguity sidelines renewable investment

A House Democratic caucus (SEEC) called on tax writers Friday to quickly interpret language in a recently passed renewable energy tax credit.

Jan 16, 2013 | (E&E)

Rep. Paul Tonko of N.Y. replaces Green on critical House subpanel

Rep. Paul Tonko of New York will replace Rep. Gene Green of Texas as the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, potentially ushering in a new focus on renewable energy technologies. He spent 16 years as head of the New York State Assembly’s Energy Committee and is a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, a caucus in the House that aims to bolster “green collar” jobs while improving the environment.