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EPA Video Discusses Planned Approach for Development of Greenhouse Gas Standards for Existing Power Plants

Last week, following a presentation to state officials, EPA released a You Tube video entitled Clean Air Act and Upcoming Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Power Plants. The presentation is the first indication of the how the agency will address … Continue reading

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The Trend Is Toward Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions In the U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest report on United States (U.S.) annual emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) (available at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/usinventoryreport.html) confirms the trend seen over the latest few years — the U.S. emitted 1.6 percent fewer tons of carbon dioxide equivalents … Continue reading

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European Union Parliament Rejects Cap-and-Trade Program Fix

On Tuesday, April 16, the European Union Parliament rejected an emergency fix to its cap-and-trade program that would temporarily remove some of the oversupply of carbon permits.  Immediately following the vote, carbon prices dropped steeply, nearly 40%, hitting a record … Continue reading

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New Studies On Carbon Dioxide and Historic Global Temperature trends Add Heat to the Climate Change Discussion

Carbon dioxide measurements from Mauna Loa in Hawaii are the longest continuous survey of carbon dioxide [CO2] atmospheric concentrations.  According to a Smithsonian Institute blog post interpreting a recent report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the measured carbon … Continue reading

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THE EPA GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) RULES MAY GO UP TO THE SUPREME COURT, BUT GHG EMISSIONS FROM UTILITIES ARE GOING DOWN

Late last year, in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (by a 6 to 2 vote) rejected petitions seeking to rehear en banc a three judge panel’s unanimous per … Continue reading

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