In Standard & Poor’s view, the profitability of commodity chemicals production is highly correlated to energy and raw materials prices because these costs often make up the majority of a chemical
WRI and Standard & Poor’s examined the possible credit implications of the policy scenarios for 13 of the most greenhouse gas-intensive chemicals manufacturing subsectors.
WRI and Standard & Poor
In the first part of the analysis, WRI describes scenarios under two types of potential federal climate policy—an economy-wide market-based system (specifically, cap-and-trade legislation) and
On Capitol Hill today, industry leaders and other experts explained why the upcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) standards on carbon dioxide emissions can benefit U.S. business and help drive innovation while keeping our air and water clean.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency begins to use its authority to limit greenhouse gases and other pollutants, members of Congress are wondering what these rules mean for the people and industries in their states.
Keeping track of reports on the potential impacts of EPA regulations is becoming a full time job. Dr. Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at the Analysis Group and WRI Director, provides a “field guide” to these studies, and explains what they might mean for the power supply landscape in the next few years.
WRI President Jonathan Lash previews the key environmental issues to watch in 2011.
Industry concerns about new permitting requirements are exaggerated. Here's why.
Based on the cutting edge research of WRI’s report, a new tool allows users to navigate U.S. emissions by sector and see what federal agencies are doing to reduce them.
After years of delay, EPA gets back on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet.
This chart is an adaptation based up the original chart from EEI.
This chart is a reproduction of this chart from EEI that has been used to suggest that EPA's regulatory
Research shows that environmental regulations end up costing far less than both industry and the EPA predict.
The Clean Air Act would spur energy efficiency upgrades, boosting competitiveness for many U.S. manufacturers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released pollution permitting guidance for state and local environmental agencies, detailing how to apply Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large new polluters.
According to results from the most recent U.S.
According to data from the U.S.
Given the built-in limitations on EPA authority contained in the Clean Air Act, fears of agency "overreach" are misplaced.
This figure depicts the emissions under the three federal regulatory scenarios by sector or category of sources through 2030. The bars across the back represent the business-as-usual emissions.
This figure depicts the emissions under the three federal regulatory scenarios by sector or category of sources through 2020. The bars across the back represent the business-as-usual emissions.