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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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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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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