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Assessing the Effect of Rising Temperatures The Cost of Climate Change to the U.S. Power Sector

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: February 10, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Full Title: Assessing the Effect of Rising Temperatures The Cost of Climate Change to the U.S. Power Sector Author(s): Kate Larsen, John Larsen, Michael Delgado, Whitney Herndon, Shashank Mohan Publisher(s): Rhodium Group Publication Date: 01/2017 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Electric utilities, system operators and regulators are charged with maintaining reliable delivery of affordable electricity to consumers. Prudent planning and investment on decadal timescales in the face of a variety of sources of uncertainty is the name of the game. Human-driven climate change poses a new layer of uncertainty in power system planning. Utilities that ignore potential climate change impacts… [more]

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President Trump’s Executive Actions Revive Keystone and Dakota Pipelines

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Date: February 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM

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 to re-submit applications for permits and approvals to begin or continue construction. Many view these decisions as a signal the president intends to fulfill campaign promises promoting the oil and gas industries, as described in his America First Energy Plan. Pipeline opponents, however, are already preparing for legal battles seeking to block these projects. Keystone XL proponents have consistently argued the pipeline will create thousands of good paying jobs while… [more]

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The Magical Powers of the Social Cost of Carbon

Author(s): Dr. Benjamin Zycher
Visiting Scholar
American Enterprise Institute
Date: November 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM

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 administration analysis of the social cost of carbon, perhaps the most dishonest exercise in political arithmetic ever produced by the federal bureaucracy. But this is the Beltway: No perfidy goes unrewarded. And so it is with the SCC, now tailor-made for the justification of rules utterly preposterous. Consider for example the Environmental Protection Agency efficiency rule for medium- and heavy trucks, part of the administration’s climate action plan; EPA has… [more]

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What Will Energy Policy Look Like Under President Trump?

Author(s): Daniel Cohan
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Rice University
Date: November 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM

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 will change under the Trump administration. Nevertheless, a recent report by S&P Global Platts aimed to predict how electricity will be generated under Trump policies. The analysis assumed Trump would allow subsidies for renewable energy to continue their scheduled scale down through 2020, and enact no new policies to support wind or solar. This is consistent with recent reporting indicating that Trump does not plan to act against renewable energy… [more]

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Energy, Climate Change, & Environment. 2016 Insights

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Date: November 10, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Full Title: Energy, Climate Change, & Environment. 2016 Insights Author(s): International Energy Agency Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The historic Paris Agreement on climate change sets the course for a fundamental transformation of the global economy over the next decades. The Agreement’s overarching goal of limiting global average temperature rise to “well below 2°C” will entail profound changes in the global energy system. Achieving the deep cuts in global carbon emissions that this vision requires is no small task given the enormous challenge of implementing – and eventually exceeding – current country climate pledges. This publication examines… [more]

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The Next President and Energy Policy

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Date: November 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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 reviving the coal industry as part of a larger emphasis on policies that leverage the country’s domestic energy resources, Secretary Clinton’s campaign has said her policies will look to grow clean energy resources like wind and solar energy. But after three debates, many believe the country needs more information from both candidates on this topic. A recent debate (video here) however between campaign advisors for Mr. Trump and Secretary Clinton… [more]

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The True Cost of Fossil Fuels: Saving on the Externalities of Air Pollution and Climate Change

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Date: October 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Full Title: The True Cost of Fossil Fuels: Saving on the Externalities of Air Pollution and Climate Change Author(s): Anil Markandya (Basque Centre for Climate Change), Deger Saygin, Asami Miketa, Dolf Gielen and Nicholas Wagner Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This brief quantifies air pollution and climate change externalities related to fossil fuels and the extent these can be reduced with higher uptake of renewables. For this purpose, the analysis compares global energy demand between now and 2030 through two cases: first, based on current and planned energy policies; and second, by doubling the… [more]

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ICAO Environmental Report 2016 Aviation and Climate Change

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Date: October 11, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Full Title: ICAO Environmental Report 2016 Aviation and Climate Change Author(s): International Civil Aviation Organization Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) is the only technical committee of the ICAO Council. Its mandate is to study and develop proposals to minimize aviation’s effects on the environment. It was established in 1983, superseding the Committee on Aircraft Noise and the Committee on Aircraft Engine Emissions. CAEP is composed of 24 Members from all regions of the world, and 15 Observers (see Table 1). Over 600 internationallyrenowned experts are involved in CAEP activities and… [more]

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Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform

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Date: September 21, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Full Title: Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform Author(s): Diane Katz Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Ill-conceived and excessive regulation increasingly inhibits economic growth and erodes individual liberty. Environmental regulation, in particular, frequently lacks a foundation in either sound science or rational economics, fails to balance costs and benefits, and routinely exceeds statutory or constitutional boundaries. These problems represent dysfunction of a high order, and reforms are urgently needed. The Heritage Foundation’s new Environmental Policy Guide offers 167 detailed recommendations for reform stemming from consultations with dozens of experts in… [more]

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

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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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