U.S. State Carbon Pricing Policies

Compared to command-and-control regulations, carbon pricing is a market-based mechanism that creates financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Eleven states that are home to over a quarter of the U.S. population and account for a third of U.S. …

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California Cap and Trade
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Market-Based State Policy
Carbon Capture: A Pathway for Meeting Pennsylvania’s Environmental and Economic Goals
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A cavalcade of 100-percent clean electricity targets
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Pennsylvania: A possible new keystone in RGGI
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New York, states set the bar on climate action
Requirements for Long Term Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage

CO2 Responsibility Requirements – The U.S. EPA regulates two classes of storage sites under the Federal Class II wells (those used for oil- and gas-related Injection) and Class VI wells (those used for geological sequestration of CO2). States have flexibility in regulating …

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Solutions for Maintaining the Existing Nuclear Fleet

Nuclear power is responsible for around 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation and more than 50 percent of its zero-emission generation. However, these large sources of zero-emission power are being prematurely retired with respect to their operating licenses because of …

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