What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: Can EPA Head Off Legal Challenges?

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the eighth post of ten in a series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what to look for when the final regulations […]

What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: More Guidance from EPA on “Outside the Fence” Measures

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the sixth post of ten in a series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what to look for when the final regulations are […]

What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: Controversy over the New Source Rule, but Does It Even Matter?

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the fifth post of ten in a series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what to look for when the final regulations […]

What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: The Promises of Multi-State Compatibility

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the fourth post of ten in a new series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what to look for when the final […]

What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: What Will EPA Do If States Won’t Play Ball?

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the third post of ten in a new series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what to look for when the final regulations are released. […]

Inside the Fence: Keep an Eye on Cofiring under the Clean Power Plan

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions goals for existing power plants. This is the second post of ten in a new series—What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan—in which RFF experts address what they will be looking for when the […]

Timing: An Easy Concession for EPA?

Later this summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its final Clean Power Plan, setting carbon emissions limits for existing power plants. Together with a final rule setting standards for new power plants, EPA will create the first nationwide limits on carbon emissions from coal and and natural gas power plants, the largest […]

Lower CO2 emissions from trucks are in the works

Medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks likely will be getting a lot cleaner. Joint Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) programs announced Friday will build off existing regulations (Phase I, adopted in 2011) to significantly reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption from the nation’s trucks. Covering tractor-trailers, buses, and heavy pickups and […]

The EPA’s Draft Report on Fracking and Drinking Water

The EPA today released an executive summary (ES) of its long-awaited study of the impact of fracking on drinking water. While the report is still a draft external review, its release is being carefully watched by those on all sides of the debate. The major finding now circulating – that the EPA did not find […]

A Look at New Markets for Credit Trading under US Standards for Automobile Emissions and Fuel Economy

In the United States, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that require automakers to produce fuel-efficient vehicles have been in place since the late 1970s. But major changes have come about in recent years to both the rules themselves and how they are to be implemented. Perhaps the most significant change is that automakers […]