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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.

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Achieving the United States’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

More than 180 nations representing more than 95 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions offered “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) to the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015. The United States’ INDC is an economy-wide target to reduce net greenhouse …

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One year later, Clean Power Plan having impact despite stay
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Carbon trading under the Clean Power Plan

The following article appeared in the July 2016 issue of EM, the Magazine for Environmental Managers.   The Clean Power Plan gives states the option to include carbon trading provisions in their state implementation plans. This carbon trading can come in …

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Making the Clean Power Plan work with city energy goals
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Details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program

Under its final Clean Power Plan (CPP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) to encourage early action in meeting CPP objectives. The CEIP is a voluntary program for states to incentivize renewable and …

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Leaders focus on policy parity for carbon capture technology
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How the US can meet its climate pledge
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Decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions
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How the US can meet its climate pledge

The following was published in March 2016 on the EcoWomen blog. View the original post here.   I let out a cheer when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned climate change during his Oscars acceptance speech. But concern about climate extends far beyond the red …

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Key Insights: Business, State and City Collaboration on Interstate Trading under the Clean Power Plan

C2ES facilitated a second private Solutions Forum workshop around the Clean Power Plan in February 2016. More than 50 business leaders, state and city officials, other experts, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participated. The discussion built …

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