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Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

EPA issued draft guidelines for evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy impacts of energy efficiency (EE) programs for public comment when it finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in August. The guidelines are available for publ ...

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Vacating MATS, Delaying Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court on Monday agreed with those challenging the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The court agreed with the plaintiffs that claim that costs had not been sufficiently taken into account when deciding to implement th ...

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What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Over the past few decades, various countries have displayed extremely different levels of interest in addressing climate change as a major threat and, for that matter, protecting the environment more general ...

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US Clean Power Plan and Electric Utilities

US Clean Power Plan and Electric Utilities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Introduction In previous blogs[1][2] we have discussed how the emission targets of 111(d) of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will impact global emissions and various states. Electric utilities, however, are at ...

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US Clean Power Plan - Support, opposition and how to bring these perspectives together

US Clean Power Plan - Support, opposition and how to bring these perspectives together

Introduction EPA's recently proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) represents a major shift for the US Power industry. Support and opposition for EPA's Clean Power Plan is divided along predictable lines. Strong support exists in states that generate elect ...

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EPA’s proposed carbon rules for existing electric utility generating units: The good, the bad, and the ugly

This author no longer works for DNV GL. On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed rules for regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing electric utility generating units. The proposal is formally known a ...

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EPA’s move to cut greenhouse gas from power plants an imperfect but long-awaited step

EPA’s move to cut greenhouse gas from power plants an imperfect but long-awaited step

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Most economists view a carbon tax as the most effective and direct means of "internalizing" the economic externality of carbon-driven climate change impacts. A second-best solution for addressing climate cha ...

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