Tag Archives: GHG emissions

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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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Continued to Decline in 2016

While global energy-related CO2 emissions remained flat in 2016, U.S. energy sector emissions fell by 1.7% according to the EIA.  This drop continues the trend of declining energy-related emissions in the U.S.  The 5,170 million metric tons emitted in 2016 … Continue reading

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President Releases Energy Executive Order

Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.”  The full text of the order—which, among other things, outlines the Administration’s directives on the Clean Power Plan—is available here.  Stay tuned for a more detailed … Continue reading

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