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EPA’s Clean Power Plan puts states in the driver’s seat
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EPA drives shift away from potent global warming gases
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Climate Action Plan making progress on all fronts
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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Two Years Later

Two years after President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan, the administration has made marked progress toward achieving its goals. The plan, announced June 25, 2013, outlines 75 goals in three areas: cutting carbon pollution in the United States, preparing …

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Kudos to bipartisan ideas for the Clean Power Plan
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Energy efficiency will play a key role in the Clean Power Plan
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In Brief: Legal Options for U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Change Agreement

U.S. acceptance of the new climate agreement being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) may or may not require legislative approval, depending on its contents. U.S. law recognizes several routes for entering into international legal …

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Modeling EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Insights for Cost-Effective Implementation

This brief examines the findings of six economic modeling studies of the anticipated impacts of the proposed Clean Power Plan. It compares their projected impacts on power costs and the structure of the power sector, and on other fossil fuel …

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Legal Options for U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Change Agreement

The success of ongoing negotiations to establish a new global climate change agreement depends heavily on the agreement’s acceptance by the world’s major economies, including the United States. The new agreement is being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention …

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Key Insights from a Solutions Forum on Carbon Pricing and Clean Power

States will have tremendous flexibility to choose how to reduce carbon emissions under the Clean Power Plan. One idea states are exploring is putting a price on carbon. The first C2ES Solutions Forum — held on April 15, 2015 — …

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