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2008

December 12, 2008

Center for American Progress: A Framework for Achieving Energy Security and Arresting Global Warming

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December 5, 2008

GAO's report on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the Clean Development Mechanism

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October 29-30, 2008

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Mark Linscott, Assistant Secretary, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for the Environment

- Dr. Terry Dinan, Senior Advisor, Congressional Budget Office

- Laura Haynes, Legislative Assistant, Senate Subcommittee on Air and Nuclear Safety, Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE)

- Bruce Harris, Chief Policy Advisor, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman John Dingell (D-MI)

- Ben Hengst, Advisor, House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA)

- Dr. Robert Shapiro, former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton Administration

October 27, 2008

Congressional Budget Office- Preparing for Our Common Future: Policy Choices and the Economics of Climate Change

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September 28, 2008

H.R.7146 Rep Inslee and Doyle did introduce their bill on Friday.  It takes an output based approach to awarding energy intensive consumers with carbon allowances to prevent leakage.

Introduced by Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA)

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September 29, 2008

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the following report that will be of interest regarding carbon offsets and their challenges.

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September 26, 2008

Senator Brownback will introduce the attached climate legislation today to establish Federal accounting methodologies and protocols for reductions, sequestration, avoidance, or destruction of greenhouse gas emissions from dispersed activities.

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September 24, 2008

S.1387 " A bill to amend the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 to provide for greenhouse gases."

Introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

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September 18, 2008

S.3515 "A bill to establish 4 regional institutes as centers of excellence for research, planning, and related efforts to assess and prepare for the impacts of climate change on ocean and coastal areas."

Introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

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September 15, 2008

S.3489 "A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon emissions."

Introduced by Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

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September 2008

Center for American Progress- "Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy".

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August 6, 2008

H.R.6666 'To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes."
Introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

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July 16, 2008

S.3273 "International Clean Development Technology Fund Act of 2008"

Introduced by Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-DE)

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July 14, 2008

S.Res.612" Expressing the sense of the Senate that President George W. Bush, President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation, and other participants in the 2008 Group of Eight (G8) Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan should work together to foster a more constructive relationship, and that the Government of the Russian Federation should eschew behaviors that are inconsistent with the Group's objectives of protecting global security, economic stability, and democracy."

Introduced by Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-DE)

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July 8, 2008

S.3208 "Carbon Reduction Technology Bridge Act of 2008"

Introduced by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

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June 30, 2008

HR.6316 "Climate MATTERS Act of 2008"

Introduced by Representative Lloyd Doggett (D TX-25)

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June 30, 2008

S.Res.598 "Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for the United States to lead renewed international efforts to assist developing nations in conserving natural resources and preventing the impending extinction of a large portion of the world's plant and animal species"

Introduced by Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-DE)

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June 25-26, 2008

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, EIA

- Beth Ising, Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

- Gerry Waldron, Staff Director, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA)

- Jonathan Black, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

- Jason Grumet, Executive Director, National Commission on Energy Policy

- Trigg Talley, Acting Director, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State

- David McIntosh, Counsel and Legislative Assistant, Senate Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection, Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT)

- Reid Harvey, Branch Chief, Climate Change Division, EPA

June 23, 2008

PG & E: Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States

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June 16, 2008

NETL Natural Gas and Electricity Costs and Impacts on Industry: White Paper on Expected Near Term Cost Increases

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June 10, 2008

HR.6186 "Investing in Climate Action and Protection"

Introduced by Representative Edward Markey (D MA-7)

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June 3, 2008

Congressional Budget Office- Cost Estimate of S. 3036, Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008

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June 2008

The U.S. Climate Task Force: "Addressing Climate Change Without Impairing the U.S. Economy"

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May 27, 2008

S.3036 "Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008"

Introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

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May 20, 2008

Congressional Budget Office: "Containing the Cost of Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Emission; Testimony before the Comittee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate"

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May 15, 2008

Congressional Research Service Report – Costs and Benefits of S.2191

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May 5, 2008

“Incentives-Based Climate Policy Act”

Introduced by Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH)

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May 2, 2008

S. 2970 “Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act”

Introduced by Senator Harry M. Reid (D-NV)

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April 30, 2008

S. 2940 “Green Energy Production Act of 2008”

Introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

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April 24, 2008

Implications of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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April 24, 2008

Testimony of Peter R. Orszag, Director of the Congressional Budget Office before the Senate Committee on Finance entitled "Implications of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions".

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April 22, 2008

H.R. 5858 “Combating Climate Change Through Individual Action Act of 2008”

Introduced by Representative Leonard L. Boswell (D IA-3)

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April 10, 2008

H.R. 5770 “To provide for a study by the National Academy of Sciences of potential impacts of climate change on water resources and water quality.”

Introduced by Representative John Hall (D NY-19)

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April 10, 2008

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate of S. 2191 "America's Climate Security Act of 2007"

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April 8, 2008

CRA International Economic Analysis of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007

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April 2, 2008

S. 2806 "Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding Deadline and California Waiver Reconsideration Act "

Introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

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April 2008

ICF International Report on Addendum to S.2191, Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007

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March 11, 2008

H.R. 5575 "Moratorium on Uncontrolled Power Plants Act of 2008"

Introduced by Representative Henry A. Waxman (D CA–30) and Representative Edward J. Markey (D MA–7)

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March 6, 2008

H.R. 5560 “Right to Clean Vehicles Act”

Introduced by Representative Peter Welch (D VT–At Large)

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March 4, 2008

H.R. 5529 “International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Act of 2008”

Introduced by Representative Edward J. Markey (D MA–7)

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February 27-28, 2008

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Chris Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader

- Joel Levin, Vice President, Business Development, California Climate Registry (view presentation)

- Bruce Harris, Senior Advisor, Energy Policy, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman John Dingell (D-MI)

- Jonathan Black, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

- Jay Cranford, Policy Advisor, Representative John Boehner (R-OH), Minority Leader

- Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

- David McIntosh, Counsel and Legislative Assistant, Senate Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection, Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

- Damien Meadows, Deputy Head of Unit in DG Environment, Delegation of the European Commisssion (view presentation)

- Ray Kopp, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future (view "Key Takeaways" presentation) (view "Complementary Policies" presentation)

February 14, 2008

H.R. 5453 “Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act of 2008”

Introduced by Representative Lois Capps (D CA-23)

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February 12, 2008

H.R. 5402 “Climate Change Center and Clearinghouse Act of 2008”

Introduced by Representative Peter Welch (D VT-At Large)

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February 8, 2008

S. 2614 “GEAR Act” or "Greenhouse Gas Emission Atmospheric Removal Act"

Introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)

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January 28, 2008

Emissions Conversions from EIA

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January 24, 2008

S. 2555 "Reducing Global Warming Pollution from Vehicles Act of 2008"

Introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

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January 15, 2008

EPA Analysis of S. 1766, the Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007

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January 9, 2008

Latest Version of S. 2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 as marked-up by Full Committee

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January 2008

Comparison of Congressional Global Warming Bills

Prepared by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)

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January 2008

EIA Analysis - Energy Market and Economic Impacts of S. 1766, the Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007

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