What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: When Do New Plants “Exist”?

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 final post in the 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.  […]

What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan: Trading

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 ninth 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 […]

Do Information Nudges Help Conserve Water?

In the past decade or so, there has been a strong push for using information to “nudge” consumers to conserve residential water and electricity. The benefits of these programs are numerous—first, consumers who reduce their usage also reduce their utility bills; second, conservation is good for the environment; and third, providing such information tends to […]

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: Protecting Electricity Reliability

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 seventh 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 […]

This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, I review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted over at the RFF Library Blog. Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the Unites States 2015 Key findings of the report include: Air pollution emissions from power plants are highly concentrated among a small number of producers.  Among the […]

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. […]