Tag Archives: GHG emissions

A New United Nations Report Finds Paris Agreement Goal is Insufficient to Protect Billions of People From the Effects of Climate Change

In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted with a goal of limiting warming to “well below 2°C.”  The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) then embarked on a study of the difference in climate change effects between a … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Challenge to New York ZECs

Yesterday, in Coalition for Competitive Electricity et al. v. Zibelman et al.,* the Second Circuit upheld New York’s zero-emissions credits (ZECs) program, a component of its Clean Energy Standard and larger energy reform plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% … Continue reading

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7th Circuit Upholds Illinois’s Zero Emissions Credit Program

Last week, in Electric Power Supply Association v. Star, Nos. 17-2433 & 17-2445, the Seventh Circuit upheld Illinois’s Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) program, concluding that it is not preempted by the Federal Power Act and not in violation of the dormant … Continue reading

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Impacts of Rising Temperatures on Human Health and Safety

While many in the Northern Hemisphere may be compiling anecdata this time of year about the impacts of high temperatures on productivity, health, and well-being, several recent studies have made broader attempts to quantify the potential public health threat of … Continue reading

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Mayors and Attorneys General Oppose Proposed Automobile Emission Standards

Earlier this month, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule regarding automobile emission standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2021–2026.  Under the Obama Administration, EPA and NHTSA had enacted rules … Continue reading

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