H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) distributes emission allowances to various purposes.
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Regional climate initiatives in the U.S.
Andrew Leach is a Research Assistant with the People and Ecosystems Program at the World Resources Institute.
Critical swing votes on climate legislation in the U.S. Senate will come from a group of sixteen Democrats.
Presidential intervention has raised the stakes in a decades-long effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay.
The Southeast region's share of GHG emissions is rapidly increasing as GHG emissions growth outpaces the national average.
Notes: Totals do not include emissions from land-use change and forestry o
Energy use is the largest driver of GHG emissions, primarily the burning of fossil fuels in the electricity generation, transportation, and industrial sectors.
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In the Southeast from 1997 to 2006, total fossil fuel consumption increased approximately 14 percent, outpacing the national average rate of 5 percent growth.
As of 2006, the Southeast relied on fossil fuel sources for approximately 80 percent of its total energy consumption (see chart), a total that is similar to, but slightly below, the national average o