Kyle Aarons

Kyle Aarons was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Mr. Aarons focused on state and regional efforts to address climate change and promote clean energy. He tracked and analyzed major state and regional policies, including California’s cap-and-trade program. Mr. Aarons also focused on federal policies that will be implemented by states, such as EPA regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants.

Mr. Aarons previously worked at Pacific Gas & Electric Company where he focused on air quality compliance, environmental auditing, and electric vehicle policy and education.

Mr. Aarons holds a J.D. and Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan, where he helped found the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. He also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in biochemistry and environmental studies from Dartmouth College.

 

 

Posts by Kyle Aarons

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Canadian hydropower can help states achieve carbon-cutting goals
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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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States can learn from each other on carbon pricing
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Carbon Pollution Standards for New and Existing Power Plants and Their Impact on Carbon Capture and Storage

This article appears in the Autumn 2014 issue of Cornerstone, the official journal of the World Coal Industry.   Using its authority under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a series …

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Don’t toss out the good electricity with the bad
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EPA’s proposed carbon standard for power plants is stringent and flexible
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What to watch in EPA’s power plant carbon emissions proposal
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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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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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Key Considerations for Industrial Benchmarking in Theory and Practice

The industrial sector is responsible for 20 percent of the nation’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Benchmarking is used in a variety of applications to improve the efficiency of industrial facilities and therefore bring emissions down. In this context, …

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California leads the way on climate action
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Can Nuclear Be Part of Our Clean Energy Future?