FEATURED CONTENT: OUR WORK
Several governors and a growing number of U.S. leaders remain committed to the Paris climate agreement. In three announcements, these leaders pledged to reduce carbon pollution and to fill the leadership void left by President Trump's withdrawal from the agreement.
A new report from the Georgetown Climate Center shows that a dramatic shift to clean energy is taking place across the U.S. Between 2011 and 2014, installed wind energy capacity grew by more than 40 percent nationally, for example, while solar capacity grew by 577 percent nationally.
TOOLS AND DATA: ENERGY AND CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION
The Georgetown Climate Center provides a number of important web tools and resources to help states, stakeholders, and the public better understand state energy portfolios and the opportunity that states have to further reduce carbon pollution and utilize cleaner energy approaches.
The Georgetown Climate Center works closely with states and other stakeholders to inform the development of federal carbon pollution standards for power plants and to serve as a resource for states exploring compliance approaches under these standards.
The TCI is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that seeks to develop the clean energy economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. The TCI is facilitated and staffed by the Georgetown Climate Center.
The Georgetown Climate Center develops legal and policy resources for states and other stakeholders to inform the development and implementation of EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector. This work features the following interactive tools, research, and materials.
The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report exploring the potential to link the cap-and-trade programs of the Western Climate Initiative, the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
This presentation provides a comparison of allowance allocations to states in the Kerry-Boxer (S.1733) and Waxman-Markey (H.R.2454) bills, which would both create a national cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
These tables provide an overview of allowance allocations in the Waxman-Markey bill that passed the House of Representatives in June 2009.
The GCC, working with the World Resources Institute, analyzed the distribution of allowances to states and energy consumers as contained in the Waxman-Markey bill. These charts detail state-by-state allocations to households, small businesses, industries and other interests, as well as allocations to states for clean energy and other programs.
State-Related Provisions of H.R.2454
June 1, 2009
This document provides an overview of the state-related provisions in the H.R.2454 (American Clean Energy and Security Act) as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives (June 26, 2009).
Comment on EPA Endangerment Finding
May 14, 2009
The GCC submitted these comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Agency's proposed finding of endangerment.
Outlines the state-related provisions of the Clean Energy and Oil Accountability Act (as released July 27, 2010).
State transportation, energy, and environment officials from northeastern states gathered June 3-5 for the fifth annual Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) meeting to continue their efforts to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector while boosting the clean energy economy.
The sessions included discussions on a wide array of potential policy paths that would help the 12 TCI jurisdictions (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, and VT) achieve these goals.
This document provides a summary of EPA’s recently proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. It contains a particular focus on elements of the proposal that may be of interest to...
In the wake of the EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon pollution in the power sector, the Georgetown Climate Center has compiled a number of state-by-state resources and relevant information to help improve...
Leading up to the Obama Administration's release of new carbon pollution standards for the power sector, the Georgetown Climate Center today launched a dynamic online tool that generates maps and graphics that can...
States Provide EPA with a Road Map for Cutting Carbon Pollution
December 16, 2013
In a letter to the EPA today, state environment and energy leaders from 15 states—including midwest and mountain states like Minnesota, Illinois, and Colorado—urged the federal agency to allow states to use their...
The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report highlighting successful efforts by states and power companies to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector across the country. The success stories were initially...
Governors from eight states signed an agreement October 24 to build a strong national market for zero-emission vehicles.
With the Obama Administration's proposed carbon pollution limits for new power plants announced, additional focus and attention will soon be placed on how the administration intends to work with states and power...
EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
September 20, 2013
On September 20 the EPA proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) performance standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants. The proposed standards represent an important component of President Barack Obama’s climate...
On Sept. 12, 2013, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41, “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” The order creates a...
Legal Innovation Within Old Laws - GELR Symposium
March 2, 2016
On Feb. 25, leading environmental law experts and Georgetown Law students discussed the Supreme Court's recent stay of the Clean Power Plan and ways that current statutes can help address some of our most pressing...
Insights into the Making of Climate Policy
May 29, 2014
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...