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Power Plant Emissions Down, But Still 30% of Total GHGs

Power plant emissions declined last year, but they are still one of the largest sources of US carbon pollution, according to EPA data released yesterday. While power plant emissions dropped by 6.2 percent in 2015, compared to 2014 levels, nearly 1,500 of these facilities emitted about 2 billion metric tons … Read more »

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Coal Use Drives US Industrial Emissions Up 0.6%

Emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million metric tons higher in 2013 than the prior year, or 0.6 percent, driven largely by an increase in coal use for power generation, according to the EPA’s fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data. The Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program is the … Read more »

State Policies Effective In Reducing CO2

Different strategies used by states to reduce power plant emissions – such as emission caps and encouraging renewable energy – are both effective, according to a study by the University of Colorado. The findings are particularly relevant since the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan depends on individual states effectively cutting … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: GHG Reporting, CDM ‘Coma,’ SC May Sue Feds

The EPA is amending the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to implement technical corrections, clarifications and other amendments, including revisions to global warming potentials for certain greenhouse gases. The agency’s action also establishes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of new or substantially revised data elements. The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism offset market will likely remain “in … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Social Cost of Carbon, GHG Reporting, ‘Wasteful’ Pesticide Regs

The White House has issued updated values for the social cost of carbon, reflecting “minor technical corrections,” The Hill reports. The changes lower the central estimated value of the SCC in 2015 to $37 per metric ton of CO2, from the $38 estimate released in May. The Office of Information and … Read more »

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Power Plant Carbon Pollution Drops 10% in Two Years

Carbon pollution from power plants has decreased 10 percent from 2010, according to EPA data. The agency yesterday released its third year of greenhouse gas data detailing carbon pollution emissions and trends broken down by industrial sector, greenhouse gas, geographic region and individual facility. The data, required to be collected … Read more »