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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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Meeting our energy needs
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Climate change bills in the 113th Congress
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We can build on innovative power sector policies
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The new coal plant standard
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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan in the Near Term
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U.S. Department of Energy Investment in Carbon, Capture and Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) oversees federal efforts to advance the deployment carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. In addition to working on the research and development of CCS component technologies, DOE has provided financial support to multiple commercial-scale …

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Headwinds for coal
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Obama will need to act on his climate plan with a sense of urgency
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Leading by Example 2.0: How Information and Communication Technologies Help Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

By any measure, the federal government has an enormous impact on the economy and the environment. Federal agencies: Own or operate 660,000 vehicles; Own or manage approximately 400,000 buildings; and Employ 1.8 million workers. The federal government also paid over …

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Get outside the beltway to change the climate debate