Archive for posts tagged ‘Clean Air Act’

The Costs of Inaction: The Risks of Failing to Implement the Clean Power Plan

There has been much discussion in recent months about the future of the domestic energy system. Amid growing concerns about climate change, the Obama Administration has encouraged cleaner energy development, with increased use of renewable energy systems in place of dirtier fossil fuels. Seeking to accelerate this shift towards renewables, the Administration last month published… Full Story

New EPA Methane Rules Foreshadow Tougher Regulation of Oil and Gas Producers

With just over a year left in office, President Obama has stepped up his fight against climate change, announcing a raft of measures aimed at limiting climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this month, the Obama Administration unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan, establishing the first-ever national limits on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power… Full Story

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Gives States Much Needed Flexibility in Reducing Power Sector Emissions

Last week, President Obama took a major step in the fight against climate change, unveiling the long awaited Clean Power Plan. The Plan, which was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes the first-ever national standards limiting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The Plan aims to reduce power sector carbon… Full Story

New KBH Center Study Highlights the Need for Flexibility in Implementing the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one step closer to regulating power sector carbon dioxide emissions, with a federal appellate court this month dismissing a challenge from major coal-producing states and companies. The challenge sought to enjoin the EPA from finalizing regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, proposed in June 2014. Emphasizing that… Full Story

States weigh options for implementing the Clean Power Plan

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. The proposal, known as the Clean Power Plan, is expected to be finalized within weeks. Even before this occurs, however, many states have already vowed to oppose it. The opposition movement… Full Story

Coal relegated to the back burner: More countries look to natural gas for electricity generation

Last month, Senate Republicans joined their Democratic counterparts in approving legislation acknowledging that “climate change is real and not a hoax.” Senators could not, however, agree on its cause, with two measures attributing climate change to human activity failing to pass. In stark contrast, across the Atlantic, political leaders in the United Kingdom (U.K.) have… Full Story