Note: the size of the bubbles indicates the total CO2 emissions from the industry in 2002.
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A Physical Accounting of the U.S. Industrial Economy
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Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) policies have stimulated markets for renewable
energy across the country, providing more opportunities for businesses to advance and
support clean energy technologies. With growing interest in state and national RES
policies, it is important...
To begin the process of reducing U.S.
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By mid-2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must develop a national
greenhouse gas (GHG) registry. This is not part of ongoing climate policy discussions,
it is already law. This fact sheet answers the questions many are asking about GHG
registries and the role of a...