Archive for posts tagged ‘coal’

Electricity, Fossil Fuels and the Trump Administration

Most prognosticators thinking about energy policy in a Trump Administration foresee a reversal of the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat climate change, as well as a series of other regulatory and legislative adjustments designed to favor fossil fuels and disfavor renewables in energy markets. (Ann Carlson, for example, has an excellent post on the transition… Full Story

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

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

Reforming the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Program

The Department of the Interior (DOI) made headlines last week as it began the first of five listening sessions on the future of the federal coal program. The program – which allows companies to buy the right to develop federally-owned coal for as little as a dollar a ton – has long been criticized as… Full Story