Clean Energy and Carbon Pollution Reduction

Agency Leaders For 14 States Oppose Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Replacement

Agency Leaders For 14 States Oppose Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Replacement

Leaders of environment and energy agencies for 14 states issued a unified statement opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with a framework that fails to reduce carbon pollution from power plants and puts their citizens at risk from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

 
States, Cities, and Businesses Move Forward Despite Trump's Decision on Paris Agreement

States, Cities, and Businesses Move Forward Despite Trump's Decision on Paris Agreement

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.

 
 

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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.

 
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Working with Stakeholders to Inform Federal Standards to Reduce Carbon Pollution

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 Transportation and Climate Initiative

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.


Clean Power Plan Tool Kit

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.

Overview of Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act

Outlines the state-related provisions of the Clean Energy and Oil Accountability Act (as released July 27, 2010).

 

Indiana Clean Energy and Economic Development Policies
February 12, 2012

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Midwest States and Clean Energy
February 10, 2012

  Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio State Programs to Attract, Retain and Retool Clean Energy Businesses Clean energy businesses help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy and energy...

 

D.C. Circuit Stays EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)
January 2, 2012

On December 30, 2011, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay against implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).  The CSAPR sets emissions budgets for 28 states whose emissions of SO2,...

 

EPA Issues Final Rule for Mandatory GHG Reporting Requirements, Extends Initial Report Deadline
December 2, 2011

On November 29, EPA issued a final rule for GHG reporting, including a six-month extension for several industrial sectors that were previously scheduled to begin mandatory reporting on March 31, 2012.  The move...

 

States and Provinces Form North America 2050 Initiative to Coordinate on Climate Change and Clean Energy
November 30, 2011

A broad group of U.S. states and Canadian provinces have formed the North America 2050 Initiative (NA 2050) to facilitate efforts to design, promote and implement cost-effective policies that reduce greenhouse gas...

 

EPA Delays Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries
November 23, 2011

On Nov. 21, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not meet a December 15, 2011, deadline to issue new regulations under the Clean Air Act limiting greenhouse gas emissions from oil...

 

California, Canadian Provinces Launch WCI, Inc. to Administer Linked Cap-And-Trade Programs
November 20, 2011

The state of California and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba announced on Nov. 17, 2011, that they are launching a new non-profit, Western Climate Initiative (WCI), Inc., to...

 

Independent Analysis Finds $1.6 Billion in Net Benefits from RGGI
November 15, 2011

An independent report released by the Analysis Group, a private consulting firm, found overall economic gains of more than $1.6 billion from the first three years of the operation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas...

 

California Air Resources Board Finalizes State Cap-and-Trade Regulations
October 20, 2011

On October 20, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) voted unanimously to adopt a set of regulations that will initiate a state-wide cap-and-trade program. The cap-and-trade program is the centerpiece of the Global...

 

EPA Postpones Issuance of GHG Rules
September 15, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the release of its greenhouse-gas (GHG) performance standards for power plants, previously scheduled for September 30 (after a postponement of the original July 26...

 

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...