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Climate Change Policy

May 9, 2010
While Congress is now placing an emphasis on new energy resources, a closer examination of the evidence indicates the real push should be to dramatically improve the U.S. economy’s very low 13 percent energy efficiency. According to the...
May 9, 2010
On April 1st, USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the EPA issued harmonized fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks of model years 2012 through 2016. The joint...
April 16, 2010
A letter calling for strong measures to protect manufacturers as a condition for support of the Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill came from ten industrial state senators: Sherrod Brown Debbie Stabenow Carl Levin Robert P....
April 7, 2010
Yesterday the Pew Center on Global Climate Change released its new report From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency at its conference in Chicago. ACEEE's Neal Elliott was an advisory for the report, which was...
April 1, 2010
Northeast: The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved the 2010–2012 electric and gas energy efficiency plans on January 28, 2010, which codify the goals set in the Green Communities Act of 2008. Annual electricity...
March 29, 2010
I was privileged to attend the world premier of a new energy and climate documentary, Carbo2n Nation, last night at the DC Environmental Film Festival. For disclosure purposes, I was an early technical adviser to the film, though I have not been...
December 11, 2009
On December 2, a number of collaborators from several federal agencies released a report at the request of five Senators from manufacturing states: Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Claire...
November 15, 2009
Much has happened with U.S. federal energy and climate policy since our June Grapevine. On June 26, the House of Representatives approved an energy and climate change bill in a close vote. The bill — H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and...
November 15, 2009
EPA and DOT recently proposed rules to implement the Obama Administration’s May announcement that federal standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles would be set to “harmonize” with California’s...
November 5, 2009
A new study by the World Wildlife Fund examines the need for US industries to undergo a fundamental transformation to decrease carbon emissions to necessary levels. According to the executive summary: This report models the ability of low-carbon...