Archive for posts tagged ‘energy’

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

Better Safe Than Sorry: New York Bans Fracking Due to Potential Impacts on Water Resources

After a seven year environmental review, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last week released its final decision banning high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The decision was foreshadowed back in December, when DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens announced plans to “issue a legally binding findings statement” prohibiting fracking across the state. The statement, released… 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