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Tax Pollution, Not Profits

July 7, 2015
Climate change is a threat to our environment and our economy, and we cannot afford the risk of inaction. With our free market economy, the best solution is a simple,...
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Loss and Damage under the UNFCCC

June 29, 2015
The focus of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) originally was the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as emissions associated with land-use change and forestry....
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Examining an Energy Storage Standard

June 23, 2015
The Energy Storage Promotion and Deployment Act of 2015, recently introduced by Sen. Marin Heinrich (D-NM) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME), seeks to create a National Energy Storage Standard. Similar...
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Energy Transformation: Finding Policy and Finance Solutions

June 10, 2015
We hear about the promise of transforming America’s infrastructure every day. But if we’re going to capitalize on that promise, we need to reverse the 20-year trend of underinvestment in energy...
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Getting Past Rate Fixation to the Benefits of the Clean Power Plan

May 27, 2015
Making use of energy efficiency can help contain the cost of complying with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and reduce electricity bills. Yet as climate policy discussions try to balance...
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The Role of Innovation in Meeting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

May 12, 2015
The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, meant to reduce carbon by 30% by 2030, is expected to be accomplished through a combination of improving existing power plants, switching to cleaner...
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What’s Next for the RFS?

April 29, 2015
In November, 2013, EPA announced a highly contentious proposal that lowered the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard targets below their 2013 levels. These targets apply to the amount of renewable fuels...
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Developing Water/Energy Policies for the Smart City of the Future

April 21, 2015
Around the country, a new conversation is emerging among municipal leaders and utility executives as they explore the energy/water nexus. While Senator Murkowski started the discussion at the federal level...
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Fracking on Federal Lands

April 14, 2015
On March 20th, following a lengthy public review process, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell unveiled new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. According to the Department of Interior,...
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EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Will it Work and Will it Be Upheld?

April 7, 2015
According to the EPA, its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) would lead to a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from the power sector by 2030, compared to 2005 levels....
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