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The Magical Powers of the Social Cost of Carbon

November 21, 2016
When last we joined hands around the ourenergypolicy.org campfire, roasting s’mores and singing songs of camaraderie, we told tales of one particular monster of the dark, to wit, the Obama...
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What Will Energy Policy Look Like Under President Trump?

November 15, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has only vaguely defined his plans for energy policy, via his website and campaign statements and tweets. As a result, one can only speculate how energy policy...
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The Next President and Energy Policy

November 8, 2016
With the presidential race ending this week, one concern expressed by some has been the lack of any substantive discussion about US energy policy. While Mr. Trump has often mentioned...
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Is Utility Solar Better Than Residential Solar To Meet Renewable Goals?

October 24, 2016
[caption id="attachment_26792" align="alignright" width="300"] Long Island Solar FarmPhoto: Brookhaven National Lab[/caption] Twenty-nine states have renewable energy mandates. California’s mandate calls for 33% renewable energy by 2020 while New York State mandates...
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U.S. Signs on to Global Agreement Capping Aviation Emissions

October 17, 2016
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized an agreement to cap the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions at 2020 levels. Due to the cross-border nature of aviation, this sector, which is...
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Arguments of the Clean Power Plan

October 3, 2016
Last week, the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) latest chapter unfolded before an en banc hearing at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Petitioners argued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped...
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If a Tree Falls in the Forest…Should We Use It to Generate Electricity?

September 27, 2016
California is experiencing what has been dubbed the worst epidemic of tree mortality in the state’s modern history, with the death of an estimated 66 million trees since 2010. There...
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The Road from Paris: Implications of COP21 for Fossil-Fuel Suppliers

August 22, 2016
If carried out as envisioned, the Paris Agreement on climate change signed in April 2016 will have enormous environmental and social effects. It will also shake the oil and gas...
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If Cities and States Could Cut CO2 Without Raising Energy Bills, Shouldn’t They?

August 8, 2016
City skylines have long been a symbol of innovation and prosperity. What you can’t see is that these same buildings are some of the largest energy consumers in the United...
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