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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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Frequently Asked Questions about the Paris Agreement

Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released Climate Change: Frequently Asked Questions about the 2015 Paris Agreement.  CRS starts with a summary of and context for the Paris Agreement, noting that “Members of Congress have expressed diverse views … Continue reading

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195 Countries Agree to Take Action on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties in Paris culminated on Saturday, December 12, 2015, with nearly 200 countries reaching an agreement to address climate change.  The Paris Agreement  requires large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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