The 10 Million Solar Roofs Act (S. 1108) would establish best management practices for solar permitting and provide grants to local governments to implement those practices.
A group of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska Congressmen sponsored a bill (H.R. 3719) that would make restoration of levees after the 2011 floods the top priority for the Corps of Engineers in its management of the Missouri River.
Congress finally passed an appropriations bill for the rest of fiscal year 2012 (H.R. 2055).
The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2011 (H.R. 3680) would ease the permitting of small hydropower projects and fund workshops, pilot projects, and studies related to hydropower.
The Geothermal Exploration and Technology Act of 2011 (S. 1142) would fund geothermal exploration and the development of related technology.
President Obama signed into law the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (more information).