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New Highs and Lows

This year has seen some extreme weather events, and while this past summer was the warmest on record, the Arctic sea ice reached a new low in its volume. As Jay Gulledge explains, the unusual weather can help us understand our vulnerabilities to climate change.

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Federal Climate Action

BACT Guidance
The Pew Center
summarizes EPA's recently released guidance to be used in implementing best available control technology requirements for regulating greenhouse gases.

Eileen Claussen reacts to EPA's announcement of permitting guidance for greenhouse gases.

Regulating Under the Clean Air Act
From Massachusetts v. EPA to the “tailoring” rule, follow the sequence of events leading to the regulation of GHGs under the Clean Air Act. Learn more from our FAQ.

Cost of Not Regulating
With the failure of climate change legislation, the focus shifts to possible regulatory actions by EPA. Russell Meyer compares the costs to the social benefits of past EPA regulations under the Clean Air Act.

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Understanding Reporting Practices 
The Pew Center co-hosted a workshop in Beijing on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of countries' mitigation actions and other international challenges.

Possibilities and Pitfalls
Eileen Claussen spoke at the Energy and Business Convention 2010 in Israel about the international climate negotiations and what the priorities need to be for Cancun and beyond.

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State News

New State Maps
Check out two of our U.S. Climate Policy Maps to learn about the state laws and regulations that provide financial incentives for CCS and affect plug-in electric vehicles

Smart Growth in New York
A recent New York law established smart growth criteria for state infrastructure agencies.

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Business Matters

After the Elections
Now that the dust has settled on the midterm elections, the picture for comprehensive climate legislation in the next couple of years is bleak. However that does not mean businesses no longer have to think about climate change. Tim Juliani points out why leading companies are keeping climate and sustainability as an element of their core corporate strategies.

Shopping Solutions
Individuals and consumers are a huge untapped resource in addressing energy-climate challenges, and Eileen Claussen explains why they are fundamental in the retail sector

Follow the Leader
Climate legislation may seem uncertain, but as Tim Juliani points out, businesses are doing their part to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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New Publications
Federal Actions
As a follow up to Adapting to Climate Change: A Call for Federal Leadership, the Pew Center's new report details climate adaptation activities under way at different federal agencies. 

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Pew Perspectives
The Path Forward 
Manik Roy discusses the prospects for climate legislation following the midterm elections.

Reflecting on Climate Legislation
Eileen Claussen dissects the past, present, and future of climate and energy policy.

GOP Stands Opposed
Eileen Claussen comments on the GOP's party-wide view opposing climate science.

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Our Blog: Climate Compass
Plug-in Benefits
In a three-part series on purchasing a plug-in vehicle, Nick Nigro examines the benefits plug-in vehicles have on national security, the environment, and our wallets.

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Technology Solutions
CCS Initiative
The Pew Center has launched an initiative to develop a framework to quantify GHG reductions from CCS. The initiative aims to produce a best practices guide applicable to various capture sites and carbon dioxide reservoir types.

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Energy Efficiency
Making It Your Business
The Pew Center organized a workshop, which  examined barriers and innovative solutions to financing energy efficiency in commercial buildings, in conjunction with Point Carbon’s Carbon Market Insights Americas 2010 Conference. Read more.

Make an Impact
As the holiday shopping season approaches, Make an Impact provides tips to shrink your carbon footprint using the three-R's - reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Save energy, save money, and save the planet by visiting the Pew Center's Make an Impact website and use our custom-built carbon calculator.

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