Policy News

 

  • June 26, 2012
  • Court Backs E.P.A Over Emissions Limits Intended to Reduce Global Warming
  • NY Times, Matt Wald
  • WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that heat-trapping gases from industry and vehicles endanger public health, dealing a decisive blow to companies and states that had sued to block agency rules. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of ... more ›
  • June 8, 2012
  • Tweaking U.S. tax code could spur green energy: senator
  • Reuters, Roberta Rampton
  • A freshman U.S. Democratic senator thinks he may have found a way to encourage investment in wind, solar and biofuel projects without sapping too many taxpayer dollars or injecting new venom into a bitter partisan battle over energy incentives. Chris Coons introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow a broad ... more ›
  • June 4, 2012
  • Emissions Fell Under Cap and Trade Program, Report Says
  • NY Times, Mireya Navarro
  • The cap and trade system known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced on Monday that carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the nine participating states on the East Coast fell by an average of 23 percent during the first three years of the program. The pioneering program, known ... more ›
  • June 1, 2012
  • When Cleaning Up Power Plants, Time is Money
  • NY Times, Matthew Wald
  • New rules on pollution from coal plants will cost the American economy $175 billion to $275 billion between now and 2035, according to a new analysis from the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit utility consortium. But the price can be be closer to the lower figure if the government ... more ›