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EIA Reports Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State

Earlier this week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released Energy-Related Carbon-Dioxide Emissions by State, 2000-2015, providing data and analysis on state-level carbon dioxide emissions. Emission data in this report is based on the location where the fuel is combusted (e.g. … Continue reading

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Virginia Proposes to Join RGGI, Cut Emissions by 30%

On January 8, Virginia’s proposed Regulation for Emissions Trading Programs was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.  The regulation proposes a CO2 Budget Trading Program that imposes a declining cap on carbon emissions from certain fossil-fuel-fired stationary boilers, combustion … Continue reading

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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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