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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The Reversal of Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

29 Mar , 2017  

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Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits This week, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order instructing the EPA to reverse the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Trump administration believes that the CPP, which aimed to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, negatively impacts the growth of the coal industry. However, […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Five Efficiency Standards Under the Trump Administration’s Purview

2 Jan , 2017  

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Fate of Five Final Energy Efficiency Rules Could Be Up to Trump Bloomberg BNA, December 29, 2016 Five final energy efficiency appliance standards issued by the Obama administration Dec. 28 could be undone by the Trump administration due to a new review period. The Energy Department issued final rules increasing energy efficiency requirements for walk-in […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

19 Jan , 2016  

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Obama On Climate and Energy in 2016 State of the Union Inside Climate News, January 13, 2016 Here are the parts of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address that were about energy and climate change, taken from the text prepared for delivery: But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014 […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Appliance Standards Promote Innovation & Yield Energy Savings

10 Jan , 2016  

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Your kitchen is a battleground in Obama energy efficiency push Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2016. Image credit: Mikhail Golub No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in history, eliminating demand in 2030 equal to the electricity produced by 96 power plants, based on […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Obama’s Executive Order Aims to Cut Federal Government GHG Emissions by 2025

23 Mar , 2015  

Obama’s Latest Executive Order Cuts Government CO2 Emissions, And The Private Sector’s Joining In Think Progress, March 19, 2015 On Thursday morning, President Obama signed a new executive order that requires the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 from 2008 levels. A fact sheet distributed by the White House […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Hillary Clinton Backs Energy Efficiency at Clean Energy Summit

1 Oct , 2014  

Hillary Clinton took center stage at the 7th annual National Clean Energy Summit last month in Las Vegas. The conference brings together economic and political minds to work through the policy agenda on energy efficiency and renewable sources.

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