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Sustainable Development and Climate Change

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, is on the horizon. The event taking place this June, twenty years after the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, can serve as a reminder for lawmakers in Washington, DC of the impact...

Posted February 27, 2012    

Recovery Act’s Impact on Energy Spending

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-5, Recovery Act, ARRA) is the economic stimulus package passed by Congress on February 13, 2009, and signed by President Obama four days later. As of February 2011, the package was...

Posted June 21, 2011    

RGGI’s Benefits, Costs, and Why It Should Stay

Throughout the beginning of 2011, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) —the first mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) cap-and-trade program in the United States—was successfully defended by state legislators in three states where attempts were...

Posted June 16, 2011