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Full Title: 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards Author(s): Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation Publisher(s): Federal Register Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): EPA and...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new rules for a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard that will increase fuel economy to...
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Full Title: Advisory on EPA’s Research Scoping Document Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Author(s): Science Advisory Board Publisher(s): Publication Date: 06/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) requested that the...
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In an April 26th speech to business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nick Akins, President and CEO of American Electric Power, urged the U.S. to develop a comprehensive...
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Full Title: An Updated Response to EEI's Timeline of Environmental Regulations Author: John Larsen and Michael Obeiter Publisher(s): The World Resources Institute Publication Date: 3/2012 Language: English Length: 7 pages Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The largest electric power industry trade group, the Edison...
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Full Title: Avoiding the Glorious Mess: A Sensible Approach to Climate Change and the Clean Air Act Author: Jonas Monast, Tim Profeta, and David Cooley Publisher(s): Duke University Publication Date: 10/2010 Language: English Length: 14 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description...
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Full Title: Changing Currents: turbulence for the electricity industry? Author(s): The Aspen Institute Publisher(s): The Aspen Institute Publication Date: 10/2011 Language: English Length: 61 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): The question is never whether the...
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Full Title: Coal Retirements as of September 2012 Author(s): American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Publisher(s): American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Publication Date: 9/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Last year, the U.S. coal fleet was comprised of almost 1,400...
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On February 28th and 29th a federal appeals court in Washington, DC will hear oral arguments in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, an aggregation of lawsuits challenging U.S. EPA’s...
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Full Title: Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: Reducing Air Pollution Protecting Public Health Author: US EPA Publisher(s): US EPA Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 27 pages Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): EPA finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) under the “good neighbor”...
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Full Title: Environmental Regulation and Electric System Reliability Author(s): Jennifer Macedonia, Joe Kruger, Lourdes Long, and Meghan McGuinness Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center Publication Date: 6/2011 Language: English Length: 36 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt):...
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In 2007, US EPA began using renewable identification numbers (RINs) to track fuel producer compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which calls for fuel...
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Note: Synopsis based on review of draft legislation as well as Congressional committee and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Key Provisions of H.R. 910, the Energy...
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Describing recently implemented or approved regulations – including the Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard, the Utility MACT standards, and the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule – and their deep impacts...
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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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On March 27, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency, under the authority of the Clean Air Act, released proposed greenhouse gas standards for newly constructed power plants. The rules would require...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for the purposes of generating discussion. Federal Energy Planning Would require...
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Between the Solyndra scandal, the disaster at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, the deliberation over the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama’s aggressive new CAFE Standards, protests over lighting standards,...
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Full Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial- Institutional, and Small Industrial-...
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Note: Synopses taken from Congressional Research Service summaries.  H.R. 1835 & S. 1408 H.R. 1835 S. 1408 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: allow an excise tax credit through 2027 for alternative fuels...
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Full Title: Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews Author(s): The US Environmental Protection Agency Publisher(s): The US Environmental Protection Agency Publication...
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Full Title: Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations Author: Ted Gayer and W. Kip Viscusi Publisher(s): Mercatus Institute Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The efficiency rationale for any government regulation rests on the existence of some type of...
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Full Title: Overview of Final Amendments to Air Regulations for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Author(s): The US Environmental Protection Agency Publisher(s): The US Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 5...
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Update: See a video recording of the event here OurEneryPolicy.org’s high-level panel discussion, moderated by Chief National Correspondent for the Fox News Channel Jim Angle, and featuring James Connaughton, General James...
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Full Title: Potential Coal Plant Retirements: 2012 Update Author(s): Metin Celebi, Frank Graves, and Charles Russell Publisher(s): The Brattle Group Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The energy market outlook and emerging environmental regulations have changed substantially since we...
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Full Title: Primer on GHG Regulation under the Clean Air Act: NSPS Rulemaking Process Author: Brooks Rainey Pearson and Jonas Monast Publisher(s): Duke University Publication Date: 3/2011 Language: English Length: 3 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): On December 23, 2010, the U.S....
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Full Title: Primer on GHG Regulation under the Clean Air Act: PSD, Title V, and NSPS Author: Brooks Rainey Pearson and Jonas Monast Publisher(s): Duke University Publication Date: 2/2011 Language: English Length: 3 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): On January 2, 2011,...
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Full Title: Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Sources: Section 111(d) and State Equivalency Author: Jonas Monast, Tim Profeta, Brooks Rainey Pearson, and John Doyle Publisher(s): Environmental Law Institute Publication Date: 4/2010 Language: English Length: 11 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): On December...
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Full Title: Regulatory Impact Analysis: Final New Source Performance Standards and Amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Author(s): The US...
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Full Title: Review of EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan EPA/600/R11/122, November 2011 Author(s):  Batelle Publisher(s): American Petroleum Institute and ANGA Publication Date: 06/2012 Length: 38 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt) In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriation...
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Full Title: Review of U.S. EPA’s December 2011 Draft Report: “Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming” Author: Harvey A. Cohen, F. Bryan Grigsby, Brad A. Bessinger, James J. McAteer, Jr.,  and Fred Baldassare, Publisher(s): S.S.Papadopulos&Associates,Inc. Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 98 pages,...
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Full Title: The Assault on Coal and American Consumers Author: Nicolas D. Loris Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): For decades, coal has literally been the rock that has powered America with cheap, reliable...
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Bloomberg Government has published The Twilight of Coal Power?, an assessment of how EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules might affect coal-fired power plants. The report concludes that although coal will...
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Full Title: The Executive Branch and National Energy Policy: Time for Renewal Author(s): Bryan Dorgan, Trent Lott, General James L. Jones, and William K. Reilly Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center Publication Date: 12/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Energy drives the U.S....
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Full Title: The Positive Outlook for Cleaner Air and Reliable Electric Service Author(s): Susan F. Tierny Publisher(s): Analysis Group, Inc. Publication Date: 6/2012 Language: English Length: 48 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standard (“MATS”) is...
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Full Title: The Twilight of Coal-Fired Power? The EPA's New Standards for Greenhouse Gases Author(s): Rob Barnett Publisher(s): Bloomberg Government Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 129 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The Environmental Protection...
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Full Title: Time to Modernize Aging Power Plants and Environmental Laws Author(s): Jason Grumet, Joe Kruger and Jennifer Macedonia Publisher(s): EM Magazine Publication Date: 10/2011 Language: English Length:4 pages, PDFFull Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<–Description (excerpt): Under...
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Full Title: U.S. Electricity Markets Increasingly Favor Alternatives to Coal Author: James Bradbury Publisher(s): World Resources Institute Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 4 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): In 2011, use of coal for U.S. power generation dropped to its lowest...
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On Thursday, June 14th the bipartisan House Oil & National Security Caucus -- co-chaired by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) -- and OurEnergyPolicy.org hosted a fantastic...
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A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard will require a minimum four-gallon purchase of the E10 ethanol-gasoline blend at service station pumps selling both E10...
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