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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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The Paris Agreement and the New Administration

Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its report entitled Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement.  This report examines issues around withdrawing from treaties under domestic and international law, specifically … Continue reading

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As New Year and Administration Change Looms, What Role Will States and Local Governments Play in Securing our Energy Future?

This has been a busy and evolving year in the energy and environmental sector, including continued efforts on both a federal and state level to modernize the grid, the entry into force of a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions, … Continue reading

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Two Big Reports Released on November 16: the White House Decarbonization Plan and the World Energy Outlook 2016

On November 16, the Obama Administration released its “Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization.”  The 100-page plan lays out a detailed strategy to meet a goal of reducing by 2050 economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80% or more below 2005 levels.  … Continue reading

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CNAS Recommends a First 100 Days Energy Agenda for Next President

With the 2016 U.S. election just two weeks from today, several organizations have released reports examining the energy-related issues confronting the next president.  Earlier this month the Nicholas Institute at Duke published a report on the energy and environmental issues … Continue reading

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