Energy savings certificates (ESCs) are used in some states as a mechanism through which third parties, such as commercial and industrial companies, can help utilities comply with energy efficiency targets. This issue explains ESCs and discusses their role in compliance markets.
Will the nation's economic downturn dampen the availability of private funding for new power generation and transmission infrastructure?
Restoring Good Governance in the U.S. Executive Branch, and Why Voters Should Care
This paper describes how social and environmental objectives have been undermined when past U.S. administrations have failed to respect the basic principles of participatory democracy and informed decision-making.
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.
Ironically, the most ambitious U.S. action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors.
p>Climate change, national security, and energy are inter-connected through our persistent and growing dependence on fossil fuels. We must address all three.
On Thursday, for the first time ever, the United States will see a price on carbon emerge from a mandatory emissions cap-and-trade program.
Potential “leveling” mechanisms to promote international harmonization of compliance costs.
As different statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies continue to emerge in the United States, more and more businesses are calling on the federal government to enact a single, uniform policy. The prospect of complementary policies between different levels of government—as well as the...
This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.