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To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

Fueling a Low-Carbon Biofuel Future in Minnesota

The United States is the top biofuel producer in the world, with the Midwest generating hundreds of millions of barrels of ethanol and tens of millions of barrels of biodiesel annually. As a top-five producer of ethanol and biodiesel in …

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C2ES Comments on the Notice of Intent Regarding the DOE Voluntary Carbon Dioxide Removal Purchasing Challenge

These comments were submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy on May 15, 2024.

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EPA tackles coal emissions, more to do on existing natural gas units
Carbon Border Adjustment Provisions in the 118th Congress

Carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAM) are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those with relatively less stringent policies. Border adjustments …

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Carbon Border Adjustments
Proposed Draft Regulations for IRC Sections 45Y and 48E

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) submitted these proposed draft regulations to the U.S. Department of Treasury on April 12, 2024. These comments include an executive summary outlining what the draft regulations on the following pages propose.

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Tracking the Evolution of the SEC’s Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

In March 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors, a rule requiring the disclosure of climate-related risks by SEC registrants in their regular agency filings. By proposing the rule, …

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SEC’s Final Rule: Corporate perspectives on climate disclosure and implementation
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Room for improvement: Digging into Treasury hydrogen guidance
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Little ways to make big reductions in cement sector emissions