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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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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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Paris Agreement Will Enter Into Force on Friday, November 4, 2016

Yesterday, October 5, 2016 the Paris Agreement officially passed its international ratification threshold paving the way for the Agreement to enter into force on November 4, 2016.  Under Article 21 of the Paris Agreement, once 55 parties to the Convention … Continue reading

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