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U.S. to Withdraw from Paris Agreement; States and Local Governments Vow to Step Up

Yesterday, President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  Citing concerns about job loss, reduced economic productivity, and costs to taxpayers, President Trump stated that the U.S. would “cease all implementation” of the Paris Agreement.  The … Continue reading

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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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Department of Energy Week in Review: Release of New Scientific Integrity Policy and Inaugural State of the Labs Report, PetraNova Becomes First Power-Related CCS Project in U.S. to Begin Commercial Operation, and Signing of U.S. and Mexico Bilateral Electric Reliability Principles

It has been a busy week for DOE.  Yesterday, January 11, 2017, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of DOE’s Scientific Integrity Policy and the corresponding implementation order.  Stating that “[t]he cornerstone of the scientific integrity policy at DOE is … Continue reading

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U.S. and Canada Coordinate on Grid Security; FERC Releases Reliability Primer

Two noteworthy documents addressing grid security and reliability came out earlier this month.  The United States and Canada announced the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Joint Strategy), which outlines the two countries’ goals and plans to … Continue reading

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