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Three Mile Island: The End of an Era?

Author(s): Dr. Andrew C. Kadak
President
Kadak Associates, Inc.
Date: June 19, 2017 at 11:18 AM

If climate change is considered a real concern by most government officials, why are policy makers and politicians not acting to keep reliably operational nuclear plants from being prematurely shutdown? As most know, nuclear generating plants produce essentially zero carbon dioxide and other climate altering gases. Once the United States had 104 operating nuclear plants producing over 60% of the nation’s clean energy. Today that number is down to 99. Nuclear plants used to generate about 20% of the electricity consumed. Today it is about 17% and declining. The most recently announced shutdown was the Three Mile Island Unit 1… [more]

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The Who’s Who of Methane Pollution in the Onshore Oil and Gas Production Sector

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Full Title: The Who’s Who of Methane Pollution in the Onshore Oil and Gas Production Sector Author(s): Alison Cassady Publisher(s): Center for American Progress Publication Date: 06/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Methane is a supercharged global warming pollutant that is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time scale. In the United States, the oil and gas industry is the largest industrial source of methane pollution—releasing 33 percent of all methane emissions in 2014. As part of its broader climate change mitigation strategy, the Obama administration set a goal of reducing methane emissions from the… [more]

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Tax Pollution, Not Profits

Author(s): Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)
Member
U.S. House of Representatives
Date: July 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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, transparent tax on carbon that unleashes the power of the market and enables America to lead the way toward a new, clean energy economy. Importantly, a carbon tax produces revenues that can be used to help American businesses and families. But there are many options for how to use these revenues. Critics of carbon taxes frequently cite slower economic growth, increasing taxes on the poor, and hurting coal workers as… [more]

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Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 11, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Full Title: Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Author(s): North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Publisher(s): North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units on June 2, 2014, commonly referred to as the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The proposed rule is issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and establishes limits on CO2 emissions for existing electric generation facilities. The proposed rule is currently anticipated to be finalized during summer 2015.… [more]

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The Road to Paris and Beyond: Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Full Title: The Road to Paris and Beyond: Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts Author(s): Joseph E. Aldy and William A. Pizer Publisher(s): Resources for the Future (RFF) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): T his year, countries will pledge to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as part of the negotiations leading up to the UN climate change talks in Paris in December. These pledges will take on many different forms: targets as a percentage of year 1990 or 2005 emissions, percentage improvements in the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions to GDP, percentage abatement versus a “no-policy” reference case, renewable power… [more]

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How the EPA Should Modify Its Proposed 111(d) Regulations to Allow States to Comply By Taxing Pollution

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: May 19, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Full Title: How the EPA Should Modify Its Proposed 111(d) Regulations to Allow States to Comply By Taxing Pollution Author(s): Michael Wara, Adele Morris, and Marta R. Darby Publisher(s): Brookings Institution Publication Date: 10/24 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exercising its authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to limit U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing stationary sources, beginning with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel fired electric generating units (EGUs, power plants, or covered sources) [1]. This comment examines the extent to which EPA’s proposed rule for existing power… [more]

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CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights, 2014 Edition

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: April 22, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Full Title: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Climate scientists have observed that carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere have been increasing significantly over the past century, compared to the rather steady level of the pre-industrial era (about 280 parts per million in volume, or ppmv). The 2013 concentration of CO2 (396 ppmv) was about 40% higher than in the mid-1800s, with an average growth of 2 ppmv/year in the last ten years. Significant increases have also occurred in levels of… [more]

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