That's what policymakers are seeking to do right now, and with more success than in recent years. The House has overwhelmingly passed two pieces of legislation streamlining regulations on hydropower projects. Those measures were among the bills the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved last week, along with a bipartisan energy-efficiency bill. "Every time you pass bills like this, you put points on the board in the fight against climate change," said Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., after the markup. "And you do it in a bipartisan way." This legislative activity seems to be putting into action words that Obama uttered more than two years ago, when he said he would tackle energy policy in a "piecemeal" fashion.