Energy efficiency is significantly cheaper than producing electricity with new power plants (see chart) and offers additional economic and environmental benefits.
This chart shows near-term energy efficiency potential in the Southeast, compared to DOE projections for electricity consumption through 2015.
Nearly 40 billion gallons are withdrawn each day from Southeast freshwater supplies for thermoelectric power plants--about 65 percent of all withdrawals.
The United States has made green spending a key part of its stimulus packages in response to the domestic and global economic crisis.
In October 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabi
Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program
This policy brief presents the competing arguments for state-led and federal-led climate legislation, and argues for a third—“hybrid”—approach that maximizes the strengths of each level of government.
This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.
This figure depicts the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions budgets for the proposals over two time periods.
For a full discussion of underlying methodology, assumptions and references, please see http://www.wri.org/usclimatetargets. WRI does not endorse any of these bills.
Like many other requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act), the standards of performance under section 111 are designed and implemented through a federal-state partnership. EPA lists the categorie