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New Online Tool Illustrates Key State Energy and Carbon Pollution Data Ahead of New EPA Rules
May 30, 2014
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...

States and Power Companies Highlight Successes in Reducing Carbon Pollution from the Power Sector
December 5, 2013
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 Pledge to put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
October 28, 2013
Governors from eight states signed an agreement October 24 to build a strong national market for zero-emission vehicles.

Georgetown Climate Center Provides Initial Thoughts to EPA About Working with States on Carbon Pollution Limits
September 20, 2013
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...

Delaware Gov. Markell Signs Executive Order to Reduce Emissions and Help State Prepare for Climate Change
September 13, 2013
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...

Maryland Finalizes Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 25 Percent by 2020
July 26, 2013
At the Maryland Climate Summit, Gov. Martin O'Malley laid out Maryland's aggressive new plan to reduce carbon pollution. The plan calls for an economy-wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020,...

President Obama Unveils Climate Plan at Georgetown
June 25, 2013
President Barack Obama announced his new plan to combat climate change today at Georgetown University. The effort seeks to maximize steps the Administration can take to prepare for and slow down climate change without...

Polling Released Today by the Georgetown Climate Center Shows Strong Support from Republicans and Democrats for EPA Action
June 24, 2013
87 Percent of Americans – Including 78 Percent of Republicans -- Support Action With President Barack Obama scheduled to outline his plans for combating climate change tomorrow, the Georgetown Climate Center is...