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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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What Cars Will We Be Driving in 2050?

February 21, 2017
Over the course of his first weeks in office, President Trump has outlined an America-first energy policy that appears to mean essentially one thing: More U.S. oil production. His policies...
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A Carbon Dividends Plan

February 14, 2017
Climate change poses a threat to the safety and prosperity of America’s and the world’s citizens. Every major scientific academy agrees that global warming is real, is mostly caused by...
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Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

February 8, 2017
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017 (ANTA). At the same time, the latest version of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act (ICSA)...
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President Trump’s Executive Actions Revive Keystone and Dakota Pipelines

February 1, 2017
On the fourth day of his administration, President Trump signed multiple executive actions designed to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, since related memos specifically invited project developers...
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States’ Environmental Commitments Are Key to Nation’s Clean Energy Future

January 23, 2017
While it is clear that energy and the environment did not play a decisive role in the election, 2017 will nevertheless bring a new set of challenges for energy policy,...
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What To Expect From Pruitt and Perry on Energy Policy?

January 3, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, as the next Secretary of the...
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Why You Should Care about Low Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Initiatives

December 19, 2016
Citizens and policymakers in many countries have never been more committed to combating climate change across all sectors. One high-emitting sector that is often overlooked, when compared to industry and...
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