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E-Merge: Retooling Regulation for Clean Air and Clean Energy (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Technology, consumer choices, and evolving markets are driving the U.S. power sector rapidly toward cleaner energy. Yet energy and air quality regulations are failing to keep pace with change. The result is inefficient “stovepiping” of responsibilities, as states struggle to meet...

Report October 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty in Carbon Planning

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

As China moves through the process of testing approaches and implementing a national program for regulating carbon emissions, lessons from similar programs elsewhere in the world may prove useful. In particular, such a program requires a robust review to ensure its economic and environmental performance. A successful example of program review can be found in the ...

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Policy Brief August 29, 2016

Capturing Win-Win Energy Efficiency and Air Quality Improvement Projects

By Christopher James, Bob Taylor

Energy efficiency projects, despite their financial attractiveness and air-pollution-reducing benefits, often face institutional and technical barriers. In China, which has both severe air pollution and a sophisticated set of nationwide energy efficiency programs, more still needs to be done to enhance the role of efficiency in improving air quality. Practitioner...

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Report July 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Uncertainty in State Carbon Plans

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

The original agreement to develop the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), following a 2005 memorandum of understanding, included a provision for a “comprehensive review” of all aspects of the program. The successful experience of this program review illustrates the importance of including a comprehensive assessment mechanism of RGGI’s functions to en...

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Policy Brief May 31, 2016

开展好能效与改善空气质量的双赢项目—两部门需要相互合作,实现互惠互利

By Christopher James, Bob Taylor

开展能效项目会产生一定的经济效益,而且可以通过减少当地的燃料消耗或削减火电厂的发电需求,显著地减少空气污染(包括降低温室气体排放的影响)。尽管如此,要充分挖掘具有吸引力的能效项目的巨大潜力,对所有的国家而言,仍然是一项严峻的挑战。这主要是由于�...

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Report November 24, 2015

将工业能效措施纳入空气质量管理规划

By Christopher James, Bob Taylor, Gu Junchao

工业生产燃煤是中国空气污染的主要来源,也成为不断增加的温室气体排放的罪魁祸首。虽然两者的关联度众所周知,但中国尚未规定空气质量监管部门如何评估清洁能源政策以及减少能源消耗能够在多大程度上有助于改善空气质量,减少温室气体的排放。中国“十一五”和�...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 24, 2015

Integrating Industrial Efficiency Measures into Air Quality Plans

By Christopher James, Bob Taylor, Gu Junchao

Coal combustion from industrial production is a chief contributor to China’s air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this known linkage, there is no guide for China’s air pollution officials to assess the degree to which clean energy policies and reduced energy consumption could help to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emission...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report February 5, 2015

It’s Not a SIP: Opportunities and Implications for State 111(d) Compliance Planning

By Christopher James, Ken Colburn

This policy brief provides a side-by-side comparison of Sections 110 and 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and highlights the significant differences in requirements for state compliance plans under each section. The authors distinguish between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) constrained role in reviewing and approving state plans to address fine particl...

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Report September 19, 2014

美国清洁电力计划:将终端能效纳入规划

By Christopher James, Max Dupuy

6月上旬,美国环保署提出了一项温室气体减排法草案——“清洁电力计划”。因美国国会中有人反对立法限制温室气体排放,所以美国环保署只能在《清洁空气法案》赋予的监管权限范围内提出该草案。美国环保署预计,到2030年,该计划的实施可使美国电力行业比2005年减少30...

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Report September 1, 2014

美国电力行业碳减排新政策

By Christopher James, Max Dupuy

2014年6月,美国环保署提出了一项温室气体减排法草案—“清洁电力计划”,因美国国会中有人反对立法限制温室气体排放,所以美国环保署只能在《清洁空气法案》赋予的监管权限范围内提出该草案。美国环保署预计,到2030年,该计划的实施可使美国电力行业比2005年减少30%�...

Climate and Public Health, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary