STUDIES / REPORTS
April 27, 2016
CRS Report: Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA
April 27, 2016
CRS Report: Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court
April 21, 2016
Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Republicans Release Paper on "Lessons from Kyoto: Paris Agreement will Fail National Economies and the Climate"
Resources for the Future: Carbon Taxes, Trade, and Border Tax Adjustments
Center for American Progress: Proxy Carbon Pricing
February 29, 2016
Environmental Integrity Project: Greenhouse Gases from a Growing Petrochemical Industry
February 23, 2016
January 20, 2016
MISO Analysis Says Mass-Based CPP Plan 1/3 Cost of Rate-Based
November 7, 2015
NERA Analysis of the EPA Final Clean Power Plan
view Energy and Consumer Impacts of EPA's Clean Power Plan
May 21, 2015
National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) Releases Report on Menu of Options to Implement EPA's GHG Clean Power Plan
April 21, 2015
DOE Releases its First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review - Energy Infrastructure
April 15, 2015
EPA Publishes 20th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
February 17, 2015
The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda Will Hit Manufacturing Hard: A State-by-State Analysis
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"
CSIS: Remaking American Power – Potential Energy Market Impacts of EPA’s Proposed GHG Emission Performance Standards for Existing Electric Power Plants
October 16, 2014
NERA Study: Potential Energy Impacts of the EPA Proposed Clean Power Plan
September 25, 2014
China’s Submission on the Work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
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
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."
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"
August 29, 2014
EPA Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
July 31, 2014
GAO Report: Regulatory Impact Analysis - Development of Social Cost of Carbon Estimates
July 31, 2014
NAM Study: Assessing Economic Impacts of a Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone
July 25, 2014
IHS Report: The Value of U.S. Power Diversity
June 2, 2014
EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
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.
May 6, 2014
White House Releases its Third National Climate Assessment
April 15, 2014
EPA's 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
GHG report indicates a 3.4% reduction from 2011 to 2012
March 31, 2014
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WGII AR5 Summary for Policymakers
January 13, 2014
EIA: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions in 2013 Expected to be 2% Higher than in 2012
December 18, 2013
Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) Released a Staff Discussion Draft of a Revenue-Neutral International Tax Reform Plan
November 26, 2013
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Filed "Technical Support Document" on the Social Cost of Carbon Under Executive Order 12866
"The technical document details changes to the models made since May, which resulted in a lower central estimate, $37 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2015, down from $38."
October 29, 2013
Congressman Whitfield and Senator Manchin Introduce Legislation (Discussion Draft) on EPA GHG Power Plant Rules
October 23, 2013
EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities for 2012
October 21, 2013
EPA Office of Air and Radiation - Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan
EIA Report: U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined 3.8 percent in 2012
September 26, 2013
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Fifth Assessment Report
September 26, 2013
U.S. Department of State: 2014 Climate Change Report
September 11, 2013
18 Attorney Generals Send Letter and White Paper to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on GHG Regulation
The letter reinforces their very strong view that Section 111 (d) of the CAA gives States the responsibility for developing and implementing performance standards for existing power plants.
August 1, 2013
"Social Cost of Carbon" (SCC) Amendments to H.R. 367 the "Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act"
July 31, 2013
S. 1392, the "Energy Savings & Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013"
CBO Study: Effects of a Carbon Tax on the Economy and the Environment
UNFCCC Meetings, Doha, April 29-May 3, 2013 Report by Brian P. Flannery
(supported by Resources for the Future and The Joint Global Change Research Institute of the University of Maryland and Battelle National Laboratories)
April 11, 2013
The Heritage Foundation Issue Brief: Boxer–Sanders Carbon Tax: Economic Impact
Heritage analysis of the bill shows that it would increase the cost of energy, reduce incomes, lead to fewer jobs, and have minimal impact (if any) on global warming.
April 11, 2013
Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV 3) Introduced H.R. 1486, "To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from devising or implementing a carbon tax"
March 12, 2013
Representative Waxman and Senator Whitehouse Release Carbon Price Discussion Draft
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Report "The Clean Air Act as an Obstacle to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Anticipated Attempt to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plant"
This report illustrates potential legal challenges in using the CAA to regulate GHGs.
February 26, 2013
NAM Report "Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax"
A carbon tax is being suggested by some in Congress as a way to address climate change. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently released a study that shows a carbon tax could have a devastating impact on manufacturing. The report found that levying such a tax would result in higher prices for natural gas, electricity, gasoline and other energy commodities. Manufacturing output in energy-intensive sectors could drop by as much as 15 percent and 7.7 percent in non-energy intensive sectors.
February 14, 2013
Summary of Senator Sanders/Boxer Carbon Tax Legislation (S. 332)
February 12, 2013
Representative Ted Poe (R-TX 2) Introduced H.R. 621, the "Ensuring Affordability Energy Act"
The bill would bar EPA from working on a system to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources and would cut EPA funding for use on any cap-and-trade or related emissions trading program.
February 7, 2013
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), working with the Alliance to Save Energy Releases Report on “Doubling U.S. Energy Efficiency by 2030"
February 4, 2013
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Rolls Out Energy Blueprint
January 10, 2013
UNFCCC Meetings, Doha, 26 November-7 December 2012 Report by Brian P. Flannery (supported by Resources for the Future and The Joint Global Change Research Institute of the University of Maryland and Battelle National Laboratories)
NRDC Issue Brief on Reducing GHGs on Existing Power Plants
October 25, 2012
USCPA Presentation on CRS Report "Carbon Tax - Deficit Reduction and Other Considerations"
September 17, 2012
CRS Report: Carbon Tax - Deficit Reduction and Other Considerations
August 2, 2012
H.R. 6338 - "Managed Carbon Price Act of 2012"
The bill cuts and puts a price on carbon emissions, while returning some money to consumers and using the rest to reduce the deficit.
March 1, 2012
Senator Bingaman Introduces S. 2146, The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012
January 10, 2012
Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants Under the Clean Air Act
December 7, 2011
Abatement Opportunities and Abatement Costs at Existing Coal Generation Unit
October 24, 2011
H.R. 3242 - "Save Our Climate Act of 2011"
The bill establishes a carbon tax on domestic and imported fossil fuels, as well as carbon content of biomass, municipal solid waste, and any organic material used as fuel.
March 30, 2011
CBO's Cost Estimate of H.R. 910 - "Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011"
March 3, 2011
Chairman Upton's Climate Bill H.R. 910 - "Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011"
March 3, 2011
Senator Inhofe's Climate Bill S. 482 - "Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011"
August 9, 2010
The American Council for Capital Formation and Small Business and Entrepreneurial Council analysis of Kerry Lieberman Bill
July 22, 2010
The American Council for Capital Formation Analysis of the American Power Act
July 16, 2010
EIA's Analysis of the American Power Act
June 14, 2010
EPA Analysis of American Power Act
April 20, 2010
CBO Report - Annual Estimates of the Loss in Households' Purchasing Power Under H.R. 2454
April 12, 2010
CRS Report on Carbon Leakage
February 2010Government Accountability Office - Report - Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap and Trade Program
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