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Power Sector CO2 Emissions Sensitive to Policy Changes and Natural Gas Supply

June 11, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Emissions and Policy

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favor of natural gas, which emits about 40% as much CO2 as typical coal-fired generation, as well as increases in other low- or zero-carbon power generating technologies such as renewables and nuclear.[read more]

How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

June 11, 2014 by Kelly Klima
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The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position.[read more]

Understanding Environmental Policy

May 28, 2014 by Steven Cohen

If we are going to learn how to develop a renewable and sustainable economy, we will also need to learn how to deal with the mistakes we've made while moving from an economy that tolerates environmental damage to one that does not tolerate it.[read more]