Author Archives: Jessica Bell

Court Holds Clean Power Plan Litigation in Abeyance

Today, the D.C. Circuit granted EPA’s motion to hold the consolidated cases challenging the Clean Power Plan in abeyance.  The court ordered a 60-day abeyance and directed EPA to file status reports at 30-day intervals.  The court further directed supplemental … Continue reading

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Columbia University Report Shows that Environmental Regulations are Not the Primary Threats to Coal

A recent report by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy has found that declines in coal generation, while due to a variety of factors, are unlikely to be significantly reversed by implementing all the actions in last month’s energy … Continue reading

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EPA Asks Court Not to Issue “Advisory Opinion” on CPP

On April 12, EPA filed a response in support of its motion to hold the CPP litigation in abeyance.  In this response, EPA argues that “it is not the proper role of this Court to try to shape a potential forthcoming … Continue reading

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California Regulators Vote to Move Forward With Auto Standards

Last week, the California Air Resources Board voted to keep its vehicle emissions standards through 2025 as part of its Midterm Evaluation of the standards.  The Midterm Evaluation is a process for the California Air Resources Board, EPA, and the … Continue reading

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GAO Reports on Residential Generation and Storage

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report, Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges.  The report considers innovations that have allowed the new and increased availability of such technologies, as deployed … Continue reading

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