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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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West Virginia Court Directs EPA to Consider Impact of Regulations on Coal Jobs

Yesterday, a federal district judge in West Virginia presiding over a challenge brought by Murray Energy Corp. held that Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to consider impacts of its Clean Air Act regulations on the coal industry. … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Generation Predicted to Emit More CO2 Than Coal in 2016

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that energy-associated CO2 emissions from natural gas will be greater than those from coal for the first time since 1972.  While coal is more carbon-intensive than natural gas, changes in generation mix have … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Grants Stay of EPA’s Implementation of Regional Haze Rule

On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a judicial stay on EPA’s Regional Haze Rule federal implementation plan for Texas and Oklahoma.  Unlike the Clean Power Plan, the Regional Haze Rule does not … Continue reading

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