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Michigan Clean Energy and Economic Development Policies
February 23, 2012
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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...

Two New Adaptation Reports Released
November 8, 2011
The Georgetown Climate Center recently released two new reports to help communities adapt to climate change. "Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use" explores 18 different land use...