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MAY 2014

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Feeling climate impacts

Water-energy webinar

Cooling your home

and more...

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C2ES in the News

Kyle Aarons talks about upcoming EPA carbon standards with the New Republic and Houston Chronicle.

Eileen Claussen talks to the International Business Times about climate risks companies face.

The Hill and Oil & Gas Journal reported on the Rockefeller CO2 enhanced oil recovery bill.

C2ES reaffirms its support for the wind production tax credit in a letter to The Wall Street Journal.

Mark Your Calendar

Janet Peace talks about national energy policy June 2 at the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment.

Matt Frades speaks June 25 at a regional meeting of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

Kyle Aarons speaks June 26 at the California Carbon Markets Conference.

C2ES newsletter recipients can get 10 percent off registration at the Sept. 16 VERGE Salon on Data Solutions in Cities & Real Estate in New York City. Register here, and use discount code VSNY14C2ES.


Paths forward for carbon pricing
A C2ES briefing on Capitol Hill explored ways to expand carbon pricing in the U.S., including states’ use of market-based policies to meet new carbon standards for power plants. Aparna Mathur of AEI (left) and Adele Morris of Brookings presented a new C2ES report on ways a carbon tax could help with broader fiscal reform. Watch video of the event.


EPA to propose power plant standards
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose carbon standards for existing power plants on June 2. Kyle Aarons outlines some of the key challenges and four questions to keep in mind when the rules come out. Check the C2ES website for comment and analysis.

Advancing carbon capture and storage
New legislation would help advance carbon capture technology by encouraging the use of man-made carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's bill adopts key recommendations of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, a broad coalition co-convened by C2ES.

More on Federal Policy

Toward a 2015 climate agreement
Nations meet in Bonn in June to work toward a new global climate change agreement in late 2015. C2ES examines the evolution of the effort under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, key issues in the negotiations, and the potential roles of other international initiatives.

More on International Policy


U.S. is feeling climate change impacts
The Third National Climate Assessment describes how climate change is affecting U.S. lives and livelihoods. Farmers and ranchers battle drought, transportation planners must factor in heavier rainfall, and utility managers are preparing for more severe heat waves. See the C2ES summary of key findings and a guide for exploring the report.

More on Science and Impacts


Water and energy utilities work together
Water utilities need electricity and electric utilities need water. Leaders from both industries discuss how they’re addressing their shared climate challenges at a C2ES webinar June 19. Register here. Watch video of our May water and energy webinar.

More on Energy and Technology


Years of Living Dangerously
The documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, airing weekly through June 9 on Showtime, examines how climate change is affecting people around the globe. A C2ES resource page highlights the impacts of climate change, how each of us can cut our carbon emissions, and policies that can make a difference.

Keep it cool this summer
Air conditioning costs U.S. homeowners more than $11 billion annually and generates roughly 100 million tons of carbon dioxide. Make an Impact offers tips to efficiently cool your home, saving energy and money.

More from Make an Impact


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