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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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Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

Hydropower makes up a sizable share of the U.S. electricity supply. A significant portion of this is imported from Canada, which is linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections along the border. Expansion of this resource is …

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Market Mechanisms: Understanding the Options

Climate change poses a significant risk for a broad range of human and natural systems. Policies to reduce emissions are critical if we are to avoid the most costly damages associated with a rapidly changing climate. Compared to traditional command-and-control …

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Continuing to lead by example on federal sustainability
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Power can be both clean and reliable
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Climate progress in 2014 sets the stage for 2015 action
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Carbon Pricing Proposals of the 113th Congress

Six proposals to put a price on carbon were introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2014). Five would establish a carbon tax (also called a “carbon pollution fee”) and one would establish a cap-and-dividend program (a cap-and-trade program that would rebate …

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5 ideas for EPA’s Clean Power Plan
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Cross-State Electricity Load Reductions Under EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

States will likely invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy in order to comply with the Clean Power Plan. Yet the flow of power between states creates accounting problems since the actions of power importers can affect those of exporters. …

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Don’t toss out the good electricity with the bad
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Climate Interest, But No Action in the 113th Congress