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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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Scenarios for U.S. Electricity in 2030

Affordable reliable electricity is a central pillar of modern life. At the same time, the generation of electricity is responsible for nearly 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Advances in technology and environmental policy are driving enormous change in …

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A Carbon Tax in Broader U.S. Fiscal Reform: Design and Distributional Issues

This report examines the issues and options for designing a carbon tax in the United States. Reviewing the rationales for a carbon tax in the context of broader fiscal reform, it explores design issues, environmental benefits and the options for …

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What to watch in EPA’s power plant carbon emissions proposal
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C2ES Comments on Proposed EPA Rule for New Power Plants

On September 20, 2013, EPA proposed carbon dioxide emission standards for new power plants in implementing its authority under section of 111(b) of the Clean Air Act. More information on the proposed rule can be found here. On May 7, …

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Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants: Key Challenges

In coordination with states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces a number of policy challenges as it develops its guidelines for carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. These range from over-arching issues that will impact the foundation of …

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Incentive to capture carbon emissions would spur needed technology
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Summary of the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014 (S.2288)

Introduction Section 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014. Section 2. Expansion of Tax Credit for Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. The legislation is intended …

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Maintaining U.S. nuclear power helps meet our climate goals
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Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants: Issues and Options

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. These rules will guide states as they develop their own regulations. This is relatively novel territory for EPA and it must settle …

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Why we shouldn’t throw out flood insurance reform