Clean Power Plan a Big Step in the Right Direction

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President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan this week, a proposal that would cut carbon pollution from existing coal-fired power plants for the first time.  With power plants being the single largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., this move by President Obama is the biggest one yet in the work on curbing …

EPA Proposes Carbon Standards for New Power Plants

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On September 20, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed standards on carbon pollution from new power plants.  In addition to this proposal, the EPA is also initiating engagement with state, tribal and local government, industry and labor leaders, non-profits, and others to create carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.  The proposed standards stem from a portion of President …

EPA Issues Final 2013 Percentage Standards for Renewable Fuel

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Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final 2013 percentage standards for certain fuel categories.  The fuels are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program established by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). The rule will affect four fuel categories: biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuels, cellulosic biofuels, and total renewable fuel. The final 2013 volumes and …

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

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Last week, President Obama announced the contents of his Climate Action Plan.  The plan has been received both negatively and positively, however many will agree it is an assertive and bold plan. “It is the most aggressive and promising climate plan to come out of the executive branch in years and President Obama should be applauded for the bold leadership …