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U.S. Energy Policy in the 2016 Elections and Beyond: Incremental or Transformational?
April 29, 2016
he Georgetown Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, and former Colorado Gov. Ritter discussed state and city energy leadership at an April 26 CSIS event. The panel was moderated by Kyle Danish, senior associate of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and partner at Van Ness Feldman. Much of the conversation focused on the Clean Power Plan.

States Ask EPA to Provide Model Rule, Other Information on Clean Power Plan
April 28, 2016
Yesterday, environmental agency officials from 14 states asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide more information and assistance related to the Clean Power Plan.

Long History of State Actions to Cut Carbon Pollution Will Continue
December 3, 2015
On the heels of last week's announcement by five northeast states and the District of Columbia that they will start developing potential market-based policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation,...

State, Power Company, and EPA Officials Discuss Implementation of Clean Power Plan
October 14, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center recently hosted the sixth in a series of dialogues among senior state and power company leaders, NGOs, experts, and federal officials to further discuss implementation issues and state...

Resources to Better Understand the Clean Power Plan, State Actions, and State Responses
July 31, 2015
On Monday, August 3, the Obama Administration released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will reduce carbon pollution from the power sector.   Below are resources for better understanding the final...

States Voice Strong Support for EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan in Joint Letter to Agency
December 1, 2014
In a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, environment and energy leaders from 14 states recently expressed strong support for the agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. This group of state...

Supreme Court Upholds Majority of EPA's GHG Permitting Regulations for New and Modified Stationary Sources
July 8, 2014
In a late-session decision, the U.S. Supreme Court partially upheld Environmental Protection Agency permitting rules that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large stationary sources of pollution, leaving most of...

Northeast States Continue Work on Reducing Carbon Pollution from the Transportation Sector
June 17, 2014
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.

Detailed Summary of the EPA's Proposed Rule to Limit Carbon Pollution from the Power Sector
June 13, 2014
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...

State-by-State Resources to Better Understand EPA's Carbon Pollution Rule
June 2, 2014
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...