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  • 26
  • November
  • 2013

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California, Kentucky Outline Proposals for EPA’s GHG Program for Existing Power Plants

As discussed in our previous post, EPA is in the process of drafting its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) standards for existing electric-generating plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”). Multiple states are currently submitting suggested proposals to EPA. This post outlines the California and Kentucky proposals, which represent two different approaches to existing source regulation.

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  • 25
  • November
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EPA’s Development of Greenhouse Gas Standards for Existing Power Plants under Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

In his June 25, 2013, Memorandum to EPA, President Obama directed the Agency to promulgate “flexible carbon pollution standards” for greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from power plants.  EPA took its first step on September 20, 2013, when Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a proposal for output-based New Source Performance Standards (“NSPSs”) for newly constructed electric generating units (“EGUs”).

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  • 20
  • November
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Developing Countries Walk out of Warsaw Talks Over Compensation for Loss and DamageDeveloping Countries Walk out of Warsaw Talks Over Compensation for Loss and Damage

As reported in the Guardian, 132 developing countries walked out of the climate change talks in Warsaw today in response to growing tensions over who should bear responsibility for compensating countries affected by extreme weather events resulting from climate change.

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  • 31
  • October
  • 2013

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Western States and British Columbia Move Forward with Climate Action Plan

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the Minster of the Environment of British Columbia signed a joint agreement on Monday pledging to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and develop clean energy sources. The “Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy” (the Plan) promises to “harmonize” efforts in the region to expand the use of zero-emission vehicles, support scientific research on climate change, and encourage the construction of energy-efficient buildings.

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  • 29
  • October
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Rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy: Signs of Climate Adaptation?

On the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, there are many reports of communities along the New York and New Jersey Coasts that are still struggling to rebuild. Although a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesconcludes that climate change is unlikely to produce future storms like Sandy,1  the recovery from the Storm provides an important opportunity to think about climate change adaptation (or lack thereof) along the coast.

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