Category Archives: Federal Energy Policy

Official Release of DNR Climate Change Report

A new SC Department of Natural Resources study (here) examining the impacts of climate change on South Carolina has spurred increased attention to a topic that has been sidelined for too long as a consequence of political sensitivities. Read More

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Keystone Pipeline Debate Rages On

Will the approval of the Keystone Pipeline set the stage for real movement towards reigning in carbon emissions? Maybe, if the response from opponents to the pipeline is loud enough for the President to hear. Read More

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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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Hope For Federal Clean Energy Policy

Can Congress come to consensus on clean energy issues? Some analysts are seeing signs of hope. Read More

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Utility CEO Vows Focus On Climate Change

A recently retired electric utility CEO from Entergy Corp vows to continue to push the industry and the nation to address climate change. Read More

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World Economic Forum Calls for Climate Action

Climate change represents a top tier concern at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) upcoming annual meeting. The WEF is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political and academic leaders. Read More

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Fortune 500 Companies Pursue Clean Energy

Some of the largest and most successful corporations across the planet are increasingly turning to clean energy to power their operations. Boeing and BMW are two of the more prominent examples here in South Carolina. Take a look at this … Continue reading

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Solar Costly in US Compared to Germany

The Lawrence Berkeley National lab has released a report examining why the installed cost of solar is dramatically more expensive in the U.S. versus Germany. Not surprisingly, policy plays a critical role. Read More

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A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

The Center for American Progress is the latest organization to weigh in on how the United States might approach the problem of carbon pollution. Pricing carbon continues to be discussed as a free market solution, but a number of key … Continue reading

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US Could Benefit From Carbon Tax

As the impacts of climate change become more and more apparent, the need to identify a palatable solution to the carbon problem becomes clear. This topic receives a fresh look from a professor of energy policy at Oxford. Read More

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