Congress Must Lead with National Energy Standards to Save the Climate

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By Rob Cowin, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s well past time for a national standard for low-carbon electricity.  In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we must rapidly decarbonize our power sector while rapidly electrifying as much of the transportation, industry, and...
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The ‘Advancing Coal Energy’ Rule? EPA’s Misguided Approach to Carbon Emissions From the Dirtiest Power Plants

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By Hannah Wiseman, Center for Progressive Reform The EPA released its finalized rule for carbon emissions from existing power plants last week. The agency calls the rule the “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule, but it would be better named the “Advancing Coal Energy”...
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Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science and Public Opinion to Drill the Arctic Refuge

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By Jenny Rowland-Shea and Sung Chung, Center for American Progress In December 2018, the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The revie...
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EPA’s Monkey Business Hides ACE Rule Emissions Increases

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By Arjun Krishnaswami, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) repealed the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and replaced it with a do-nothing dirty power plan last week. This blog digs into the analytical tricks the EPA used to confuse the public and hide the...
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