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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-13 The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since 2005, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 48 states (including the District of Columbia) and rose in 3 states, on a per […]

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Market Monitor – Clean Power Plan

What is the Clean Power Plan? Since June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, has been proposing a plan, the Clean Power Plan, to reduce carbon pollution from existing and future power plants. The main purpose is to cut greenhouse gas pollution and protect the environment while at the […]

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The U.S.’s energy infrastructure will need major changes, says Obama report

The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and national security in coming decades, according to a first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review” released by the Obama administration. The report says our system for getting electricity stands at a “strategic inflection point” and requires “significant change” in order […]

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