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2014

December 16, 2014

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Release Report “EPA’s Proposed CO2 Regulations for Existing Power Plants: Critical Issues Raised in Hearings and Oversight"

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December 10, 2014

National Trade Associations File an Amicus Brief to the State of West Virginia vs. EPA case, Focused on 111(d)/112

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December 9, 2014

Six Moderate Democratic Senators Urge EPA to Eliminate the Initial 2020 Reduction Target

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December 2, 2014

Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on How the EU’s Unilateral Climate Action has Doubled Electricity Prices and is Driving the Industrial Sector from Europe

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November 11, 2014

U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

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November 6, 2014

EPA’s Section 111(d) Carbon Rule: What if States Just Said No?

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November 2014

CSIS: Remaking American Power – Potential Energy Market Impacts of EPA’s Proposed GHG Emission Performance Standards for Existing Electric Power Plants

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October 28, 2014

EPA Provides Additional Information on Clean Power Plan/Agency Requests Public Comment on Additional Information and Proposes Carbon Goals for Areas in Indian Country and U.S. Territories

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October 20-21, 2014

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

Rachel Jones, Professional Staff, House Subcommittee on Environment, Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Tom Hassenboehler, Majority Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chairman

John O'Donnell, Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Bryan Petit, Professional Staff Member, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Chair

Holly Rachel Smith, Assistant General Counsel, National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC)

Laura Schepis, VP, Political Affairs, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (view presentation)

Alex Bond, Manager, Air Quality & Climate Programs, Edison Electric Institute (view presentation)

October 16, 2014

NERA Study: Potential Energy Impacts of the EPA Proposed Clean Power Plan

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September 30, 2014

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

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September 25, 2014

China’s Submission on the Work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action

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September 23, 2014

UN Climate Summit 2014

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September 22, 2014

The Climate Registry Report: Establishing an energy efficiency registry as a tool for state compliance under U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan

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September 16, 2014

Obama Administration Partners with Private Sector on New Commitments to Slash Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Catalyze Global HFC Phase Down

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September 15, 2014

GAO Report: EPA Regulations and Electricity – Update on Agencies’ Monitoring Efforts and Coal-Fueled Generating Unit Retirements

"Power companies now plan to retire a greater percentage of coal-fueled generating capacity and retrofit less capacity with environmental controls than the estimates GAO reported in July 2012."

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September 11, 2014

53 Bipartisan Senators Call for Extension of Comment Period for EPA Climate Rule

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September 9, 2014

15 Republican Governors Send Letter to President Obama Regarding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

"Our country needs a coherent, consistent energy policy that promotes reliable and affordable energy in addition to a healthy environment. However, we cannot achieve this end without a sincere partnership between the states and the federal government, whereby EPA appropriately recognizes the limits of federal authority. EPA’s proposed rule for reducing carbon emissions, pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), fails to strike this necessary balance."

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September 4, 2014

Republicans on the Committee on Environment and Public Works Report on "Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies"

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August 29, 2014

EPA Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

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August 27, 2014

National Conference of State Legislators Website
This website is a very good resource to determine actions taken by states on the GHG regulations issue.

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August 25, 2014

13 State Attorney Generals Send Letter to EPA for Failing to Include Critical Information in the Regulatory Dockets and Asking for a Withdrawal

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July 31, 2014

GAO Report: Regulatory Impact Analysis - Development of Social Cost of Carbon Estimates

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July 31, 2014

NAM Study: Assessing Economic Impacts of a Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone

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July 25, 2014

IHS Report: The Value of U.S. Power Diversity
The report says that the diversity of U.S. power supply could be significantly reduced in coming decades.

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June 23-24, 2014

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

Joe Goffman, Senior Counsel, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA

Vicky Sullivan, Associate Vice President of Policy Analysis, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) (view presentation)

Liam Forsythe, Senior Counsel, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Chase Kitchen, Legislative Assistant, Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

Luke Holland, Legislative Assistant, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Peter Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders (view presentation)

Dan Byers, Senior Policy Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (view presentation)

James Bradbury, Senior Policy Advisor for Climate, Environment and Efficiency, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy (view presentation)

June 18, 2014

EPA: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

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June 18, 2014

EPA: Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

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June 3, 2014

41 Senators Sign Letter to President Obama Asking Him to Withdraw his Proposed Rule for Regulating GHGs

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June 2, 2014

EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

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May 28, 2014

US Chamber Report: “Assessing the Impact of Potential New Carbon Regulation in the United States”

The report says the rules will suppress average annual U.S. Gross Domestic Product by $51 billion and lead to an average of 224,000 fewer jobs every year through 2030.

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May 21, 2014

Seven Democratic Senators Sent Letter to President Obama Raising Concerns Regarding the EPA Proposed GHG Rule for New Electric Generating Facilities

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May 21, 2014

Representative John Delaney (D-MD-6) Released Discussion Draft - Allows States to Impose a Carbon Tax in Lieu of Other Performance Standards Required by EPA's Power Plant Emissions Regulations

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May 19, 2014

Senator Vitter Seeks New Data from EPA Ahead of Advisory Committee Meeting on Ozone Standard

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May 12, 2014

EPA Advisors Urges Tougher Ozone Standard

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May 6, 2014

White House Releases its Third National Climate Assessment

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April 15, 2014

EPA's 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

GHG report indicates a 3.4% reduction from 2011 to 2012

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March 31-April 1, 2014

USCPA Workshop (view agenda)

Guest speakers include:

Kevin Culligan, Associate Division Director Sector Strategies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (view presentation)

Megan Ceronsky, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Dan Utech, Senior Energy Advisor on Energy and Climate, The White House

Clayton Allen, Professional Staff Member, Senator Mary Landrieu, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Chairwoman

Neil Chatterjee, Policy Advisor, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission, Chair, RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors (view presentation)

Jan Brunner, Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Bryan Zumwalt, Chief Counsel, Senator David Vitter, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ranking Member

March 31, 2014

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WGII AR5 Summary for Policymakers

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March 28, 2014

Obama Climate Plan - Methane Emissions

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March 19, 2014

Letter from Chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on EPA's Upcoming New Lower Ozone Standards

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March 4, 2014

Obama 2015 Budget for DOE Spending

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January 28, 2014

Obama "State of the Union"

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January 13, 2014

EIA: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions in 2013 Expected to be 2% Higher than in 2012

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January 8, 2014

EPA Publishes the “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” Proposed Rule

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