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2009

December 16, 2009

H.R. 4396 "A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes.

Introduced by Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)

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December 7, 2009

EPA Administrator signs Endangerment Finding

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December 2, 2009

The Effects of H.R. 2454 on International Competitiveness and Emission Leakage in Energy-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries: An Interagency Report Responding to a Request from Senators Bayh, Specter, Stabenow, McCaskill, and Brown

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December 2, 2009

USCAP Study on Economic Effects of Climate Change Legislation

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November 30, 2009

Congressional Budget Office Report: “The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Economic and Budget Issue Brief”

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November 18-19, 2009

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Danielle Rosengarten, Counsel/Legislative Assistant, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

- Bryan Zumwalt, Legal Counsel, Senator David Vitter (R-LA)

- Derrick Freeman, Senior Director, Legislative Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute (view presentation)

- Drew Nelson, Foreign Service Officer, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State

- Jonathan Adams, Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute

- Tristan Brown, Legislative Assistant, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

- Thomas Michels, Legislative Assistant, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

- Pat Bousliman, Professional Staff, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

- Conrad Schatte, Legislative Assistant, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

November 12, 2009

European Environment Agency Report: Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2009

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November 5, 2009

Sue Hall, CEO, Climate Neutral Business Network Presentation

“The current US cap/trade system delivers ownership of carbon value from downstream reductions to upstream capped entities.”

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November 5, 2009

“Chairman’s Mark - S.1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power"

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November 5, 2009

S.2744 " A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to expand the authority for awarding technology prizes by the Secretary of Energy to include a financial award for separation of carbon dioxide from dilute sources."

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November 4, 2009

S.2729 "A bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from uncapped domestic sources, and for other purposes"

Introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

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October 14, 2009

CBO testimony on “The Economic Effects of Legislation to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions” before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate

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October 6, 2009

WRI Summary of Kerry-Boxer Bill (S.1733)

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September 30, 2009

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbra Boxer (D-CA) introduce "The Clean Energy and American Power Act"

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September 30-October 1, 2009

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Alan Beamon, Director, Coal and Electric Power Division, Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, EIA (view presentation)

- Amit Ronen, Deputy Legislative Director, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) (view presentation)

- Sue Hall, CEO, Climate Neutral Business Network (view presentation)

- Sean Hogan, Climate Program Integration Branch, EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs (view presentation)

- Peter Glaser, Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLP (view presentation)

- Michael Cantanzaro, Minority Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK)

- Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

- James Warner, Legislative Assistant, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA)

September 22, 2009

EPA Releases the Final Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule

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September 16, 2009

CBO: "How Regulatory Standards Can Affect a Cap-and-Trade Program for Greenhouse Gases"

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September 3, 2009

The Beacon Hill Institute: "The Economic Effects of Proposed Cap-And-Trade Legislation"

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August 18, 2009

The National Association of Manufacturers released their State by State Analysis of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Legislation.

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August 4, 2009

EIA Analyzes Impacts of American Clean Energy and Security Act
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August 4, 2009

GAO report “Climate Change Policy: Preliminary Observations on Options for Distributing Emissions Allowances and Revenue under a Cap-and-Trade Program”

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August 3, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office has just released an important report entitled. This document addresses the Waxman Climate Bill.

“The Use of Offsets to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Economic and Budget Issue Brief.”

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July 23, 2009

Harvard Study, “Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture” say that CCS can be competitive.

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July 22, 2009

USDA report: "A Preliminary analysis of the effects of HR 2454 on U.S. Agriculture"

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July 15, 2009

Synapse Energy Economics, Inc report: "Productive and Unproductive Costs of CO2 Cap and Trade: Impacts on Electricity Consumers and Producers"

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July 2009

National Commission on Energy Policy: "Forging the Climate Consensus"

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June 30, 2009

Full text of H.R. 2454, as passed by the House. It is 1428 pages.

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June 26, 2009

H.R. 2454 "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009" passes the House 219-212

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June 26, 2009

EPA analysis of American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

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June 25, 2009

Ecosecurities Group plc: Carbon Offsets and Overview

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June 24-25, 2009

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Olga Chistyakova, Carbon Analyst, Point Carbon Trading and Analytics Research

- Mark Barnett, Trade Counsel, House Comittee on Ways and Means, Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY)

- Michael Catanzaro, Minority Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK)

- Ray Kopp, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

- Aimee Barnes, Senior Manager, U.S. Regulatory Affairs, EcoSecurities

- Chris Adamo, Legislative Director, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

- Pat Bousliman, Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Finance, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)

June 17, 2009

Cap and Trade: A Handout for Corporations and a Huge Tax for Consumers

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June 5, 2009

CBO Cost Estimate of HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act

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June 2009

Point Carbon, Carbon Markets: Birth of a Commodity

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May 21, 2009
Chairman Waxman's Draft Climate Bill - H.R. 2454 The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

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May 18, 2009

Chairman Waxman’s Amendment in Nature of Substitute

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May 13, 2009

High Road Strategies and Millenium Institute: Climate Policy and Energy-Intensive Manufacturing

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April 28, 2009

CRA study on “Impact on the Economy of the Climate Provisions in the Obama Administration’s FY 2010 Budget Proposal”

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April 9, 2009

Congressional Research Service report – Summary of Waxman-Markey Clean Energy Bill

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March 25-26, 2009

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

- Colin Hayes, Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

- Dan Berkovitz, Counsel, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI)

- Joe Goffman, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

- Danielle Rosengarten, Counsel/Legislative Assistant, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

- Tom Hassenboehler, Minority Counsel, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK)

- Dr. Harlan Watson, Distinguished Professional Staff, Minority, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

- Michael Goo, Counsel, House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA)

- Lisa Hanle, Climate Division, EPA

- Suzie Kocchi, Climate Division, EPA

March 4, 2009

The Cost of Climate Regulation for American Households

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February 25, 2009

GAO Report Says GHG Accounting is Cornerstone

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January 15, 2009

H.R. 594 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by imposing a tax on primary fossil fuels based on their carbon content

Introduced by Pete Stark (D-CA)

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January 9, 2009

H.R.391 To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes.
Introduced by Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

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January 7, 2009

H.R. 232 To provide for the creation of a Federal greenhouse gas registry, and for other purposes.
Introduced Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

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