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Greenhouse Gas, Law & Policy, Regulatory Affairs

A Court Ruling and a Revised GHG Metric Gives the Green Light to New Drilling

13 May , 2022  

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Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 5/13/2022 The Biden administration in March announced plans to resume drilling for oil and gas on federal lands. The reversal in policy was made after a federal appeals court granted a White House request to allow the administration to use a revamped metric for calculating the potential cost to society of […]

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Climate Change, Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Markets & Business

SEC Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting  

13 Apr , 2022  

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released a proposed rule amendment titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The rule changes propose that all publicly traded companies report greenhouse-gas emissions from their own operations, including the energy they consume (known as Scope 1 and Scope […]

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Codes & Standards, Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The EPA Overturns a Key Trump Administration Ruling on Auto Emissions

13 Apr , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The EPA is reinstating the right of the State of California to set automobile fuel efficiency and emissions at a stricter standard than current federal regulations. Sixteen other states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Don’t Say Solar” Bill to be Debated

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 The West Virginia Assembly is on course to debate an education bill that is being dubbed “Don’t Say Solar” by both opponents and endorsers of the landmark legislation. The bill, officially titled LD-F-001-ED, An Act to Protect our Children from Environmental Extremism (PCEE), was introduced in Mid-March by Representative Bernie […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Update: Supreme Court Engages in EPA Greenhouse Gas Case 

22 Mar , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 3/22/22. This past Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case challenging the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case was initiated by the State of West Virginia and members of the coal industry and follows the controversy over the “Clean Power […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

USPS Misses the Mark with Fleet Vehicle Replacement Contract

14 Mar , 2022  

Taylor Patterson, Zondits staff, 3/14/2022. USPS is fronting recent headlines after announcing its plans to replace outdated fleet vehicles. The Postmaster general signed off on a plan which only calls for 10% of fleet vehicles to be replaced with electric equivalents, leaving 90% to be switched out for other ICE trucks and vehicles. Pushed to […]

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Programs & Policy, Regulatory Affairs

Supreme Court Case Has Potential to Override EPA’s Authority

25 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/25/2022. This past Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case challenging the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case was initiated by the State of West Virginia and members of the coal industry and follows the controversy over the “Clean Power […]

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Climate Change, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

COP26 Agreements Include Limited Progress

9 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/9/2022. In late 2021, 197 nations met to discuss climate change issues, assess progress, and set international goals. Commonly known as COP26, the 2021 Conference of Parties has been viewed as a qualified success by many, but also as an event that focused attention on the enormity of the challenges ahead. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Launches New Grid Initiative

7 Feb , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 2/7/22. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021 authorizes substantial funding for transmission line improvements to facilitate the clean energy transition in the U.S. Enabled by this law, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new initiative called Building a Better Grid that commences a process to assess and upgrade […]

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Decarbonization, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” Series: A Spotlight on Decarbonization, Article 5

23 Dec , 2021  

Shubhum Sidhar, dnv.com, 12/23/21 Discover how to optimize your midstream program to accelerate electrification and decarbonization efforts. A key aspect of advancing electrification and decarbonization is getting the right products – whether heat pump water heaters, rooftop solar panels, LED lighting, or other products – into the hands of the consumers. And one of the […]

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