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What are the Implications of Exiting Paris?

May 23, 2017
President Trump is expected to make a decision after the impending G7 summit regarding whether the U.S. will remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. For weeks, the President has...
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Opportunities for Carbon Capture in California

May 9, 2017
California has demonstrated leadership in setting ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by setting a target to reduce emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. While California is...
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Where Should Electricity Investment Go?

May 1, 2017
With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide...
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Energy Reset: Free Markets vs. Government Influence

April 24, 2017
The National Capital Area Chapter for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) held its annual energy policy conference on April 6th entitled “Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy...
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Will Trump’s Plan To Bring Back Coal Jobs Work?

April 10, 2017
[caption id="attachment_28262" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Kimon Berlin[/caption] Coal isn’t coming back although with real investment in carbon capture and sequestration, it could continue to contribute to a clean energy economy....
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The Effects of Energy Tax Policy on Markets and the Environment

April 3, 2017
The Federal government supports energy investment and production through the tax code and spending programs administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). In 2016, energy-related tax preferences cost an estimated...
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Reconsidering the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shutdown

March 27, 2017
In January, New York Governor Cuomo, Riverkeeper, an environmental group, and Entergy, a nuclear utility, announced a joint agreement to shut down the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point (IP)...
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Withdrawing Federal Funding for ENERGY STAR

March 20, 2017
This month, reports surfaced that critical energy savings programs like ENERGY STAR could be defunded as part of the Trump Administration’s FY’18 budget. Last week, the President's Budget Blueprint confirmed...
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Border Adjustment Tax: Will Consumers Pay At The Pump?

March 13, 2017
In June 2016, House Republicans introduced their vision for comprehensive tax reform. Premised on a simpler, fairer code than today’s, the GOP’s plan looks to promote economic growth and create...
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Is Over-Regulation Holding Back Energy Storage?

March 6, 2017
Energy storage, a potential solution for integrating intermittent renewables and improving grid stability, again saw rapid growth this past year. A “transition year” for U.S. energy storage, 2016 saw a...
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