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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
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Good progress on Climate Action Plan, but further to go
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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: One Year Later

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

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EPA’s proposed carbon standard for power plants is stringent and flexible
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C2ES Comments on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

On June 18, 2014, EPA proposed carbon dioxide emission standards for existing power plants, also known as the Clean Power Plan, implementing its authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. More information on the proposed rule can be …

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