In deciphering U.S. climate policy, it is important to understand the limitations of the president’s powers and the distinct processes that all legislation follows in the two chambers of the United States Congress.
This summary provides a concise overview of the Chairman’s Mark of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), released by Senator Boxer on October 23, 2009.
New analysis compares emissions reductions in the current Kerry-Boxer and Waxman-Markey bills.
Getting to Yes on Climate Changeby -
The [Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009][act-link] (CEJAPA) provides a number of provisions that facilitate the demonstration and deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. This document provides a brief overview of the most important of these. Coal use is responsible for over 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions[^1], and significant, deliberate action will be required to reduce these emissions. The CEJAPA lays a foundation for moving CCS technology to scale by reducing costs and providing funding for demonstrations.
WRI Senior Associate John Larsen answers questions about recent emissions reductions and what they mean for climate legislation.
Here are some quick "reality checks" on common misconceptions about climate change legislation in the United States.
This summary provides a concise overview of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 (This summary applies only to H.R. 2454 as passed and not subsequent iterations).
Here is a brief analysis of the allowances allocated to states and energy consumers under the “Waxman-Markey” American Clean Energy and Security Act, or H.R. 2454.
CNN's Anjali Rao talks with Jonathan Lash about the latest developments in the U.S. and China to address global warming.