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Illinois Clean Energy and Economic Development Policies
October 10, 2012
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TCI Releases Report on the Status of Electric Vehicles in the Northeast
September 7, 2012
The Transportation and Climate Initiative released a market overview and literature review today that provides an overview of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

Georgetown Climate Center Releases New Tool Kit to Help Local Governments Adapt to Record Heat
August 17, 2012
On the heels of the hottest month in U.S. history, the Georgetown Climate Center has released a new tool to help cities and counties better prepare for the public health and infrastructure challenges caused by rising...

How the New Flood Insurance Reauthorization and Reform Law Could Impact Adaptation Planning
August 4, 2012
Updated: August 14, 2012 The Georgetown Climate Center's Jessica Grannis today released a summary and analysis of Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which includes several reforms that could assist...

D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Regulations of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
June 27, 2012
On June 26, 2012, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld four EPA rules related to the regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The rules and related actions...

Challenge to New York’s Participation in RGGI Dismissed
June 20, 2012
An attempt to disrupt New York's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps carbon pollution from the power sector in the northeastern U.S., was dismissed by the Albany County Supreme Court...

Innovative Approaches to Adapting to Water Variability in the West
May 1, 2012
This brief reviews three approaches that communities are pursuing to adapt to climate change: 1) New Mexico's Active Water Resource Management program, which put rules into place that allow for temporary water use...

EPA Proposes GHG Emission Limits for New Power Plants
March 27, 2012
On March 27, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas emission limits for newly constructed power plants. The New Source Performance Standards would specifically limit carbon...

Ohio Clean Energy and Economic Development Policies
February 23, 2012
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Hawaii Puts Climate Center's Sea-Level Rise Toolkit to Good Use
February 23, 2012
In January, Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen introduced a bill to the state legislature proposing that state and county planning and permitting departments begin preparing for a 1-foot-by-2050 sea-level...