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Past Highlights

The Georgetown Climate Center recently partnered with Lazard to discuss the future of the U.S. electric power sector and EPA's Clean Power Plan proposal.

The Sept. 18 event featured industry experts, regulators, and government officials who shared their views on how environmental regulation, technology, and other factors could impact the country’s generation resource mix, utility resource planning decisions, and private sector investment.

Joe Goffman, senior counsel and the associate assistant administrator for climate at the EPA, provided an update on the agency's proposed rule. He said the EPA plans to release additional information on the methodology for translating the rate-based goals set by EPA to mass-based budgets to assist states...

The Georgetown Climate Center recently hosted a dialogue among senior state, power company, and federal leaders focused on the potential for multi-state collaboration in meeting forthcoming EPA standards that will reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Participants in the dialogue identified opportunities for coordination and collaboration including:

  • Using common analysis among states to inform program development
  • Developing common approaches to measurement or crediting
  • Developing programs that allow averaging or trading across sources and different state programs
  • Developing multi-state compliance programs with shared targets and compliance mechanisms

Participants also identified the potential...

The Georgetown Climate Center recently hosted a conversation about state and federal climate policymaking with leading state officials and academic experts.

This April 7 event was sponsored by the Center and the Georgetown Environmental Initiative and is part of a speaker series focused on climate change.  Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center and Director of the Georgetown Environmental Law Program, moderated the discussion.  

Panelists Included:

  • Deborah Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and Georgetown Law Alumni
  • Lisa Heinzerling, the William Brennan Professor of Law at Georgetown University and former Associate Administrator of EPA’s Office of Policy...

Leading experts engaged in a frank discussion Feb. 19 about the politics of climate change, including the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector through EPA regulations.

The event was sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center and the Georgetown Environmental Initiative and is part of a speaker series focused on climate change.  Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center moderated the discussion.

Below is video from the event and more information about the featured speakers.

 

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Seeking new opportunities to use federal programs to help communities adapt to climate change, the Georgetown Climate Center brought together senior federal, state, and local officials on Jan. 31 to discuss adaptation strategies for water infrastructure.

The workshop focused on technical assistance, funding, and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is expected to result in recommendations to help promote implementation of President Obama’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force by identifying existing programs that can be used to by communities to prepare for climate change.

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Seeking new opportunities to use federal programs to help communities adapt to climate change, the Georgetown Climate Center brought together senior federal, state, and local officials Nov. 22 to discuss nature-based adaptation strategies, such as living shorelines.

The workshop focused on funding and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Fish and Wildlife Service and is expected to result in recommendations to help President Obama use the Administration's existing authority to help prepare communities for climate change.

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Leading journalists recently joined the Georgetown Climate Center to discuss the coverage of climate change in the news.

Watch video from the Nov. 14 event below to hear NPR's Richard Harris, USA Today's Wendy Koch, and award-winning science writer John Carey share their experiences in covering stories about mitigating and adapting to climate change across the country.

The Georgetown Environment Initiative co-sponsored the event at the Mortara Center at Georgetown University as part of a year-long series on climate change.  Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center and an inaugural Environment Fellow with the Georgetown Environment Initiative, moderated the...