Author Archives: Jeff Bayne

Global Energy Sector CO2 Emissions Flat for Third Consecutive Year

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that energy-related CO2 emissions in 2016 were the same as those in 2015, marking the third straight year of flat emissions.  Global energy emissions remained at 32.1 gigatons, despite growth in the global economy … Continue reading

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Predicting a Future Without the Clean Power Plan

With litigation ongoing before the D.C. Circuit and possible action from the Trump Administration, it is an understatement to call the CPP’s future uncertain.  Not surprisingly, some groups have gone from studying the effects of the CPP’s implementation to studying … Continue reading

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Congress to Examine Modernizing Energy and Environmental Policy

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is turning its attention to the modernization of energy and environmental policies.  Its Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Environment will hold separate hearings, and both of these hearings will address, among … Continue reading

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White House and Senate Democrats Turn Their Attention to Infrastructure

Earlier this week, both the new Trump administration and Senate Democrats offered some insight into their visions on how to best go about revitalizing U.S. infrastructure.  On January 24, 2017, the White House put out an Executive Order Expediting Environmental … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Reports on New Transmission and Wind Curtailment

Last week, DOE released a report titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future.  This report follows up on a 2015 DOE Wind Vision study, which looked at the potential benefits of a scenario in which … Continue reading

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