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EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Rise in Energy-Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been trending downward since 2007, but the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that this may change next year.  In its most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook, EIA projects that energy-sector CO2 emissions will rise … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects “Perfect Substitution Assumption” in NEPA Analysis of Coal Leases

On Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management, Docket No. 15-8109, rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to approve four coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) Region on … Continue reading

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Scientists Debate: Could the U.S. Rely on 100% Wind, Water, and Solar Power?

While scientists agree that widespread deployment of solar and wind generation could substantially reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, a study led by Christopher Clack and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week demonstrates that exactly … Continue reading

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CRS Report Finds that the Clean Power Plan (If Implemented) Would Result in Substantial Declines in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In a report published last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concluded that the Clean Power Plan (CPP), if implemented, would create substantially greater declines in CO2 emissions than a business-as-usual scenario.  The report, entitled U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Trends … Continue reading

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Virginia Governor Takes Steps to Reduce Electricity Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Commonwealth

While the federal government is rolling back power sector-related regulation, some states are moving in the opposite direction.  On May 16, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into effect Executive Directive 11, which is intended to “reduce carbon dioxide emissions … Continue reading

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