Thursday, October 23, 2014

BNA INSIGHTS: Congress Missing in Action as Courts Back Clean Air Act Curbs on Emissions

Federal rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions are likely here to stay. That, the authors of this article say, is the unambiguous message of the June 26 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholding Environmental Protection Agency regulations under the Clean Air Act to control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, utilities, and industrial sources…

EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations Upheld in Entirety by Federal Appeals Court Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A federal appeals court June 26 dismissed all challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations in an unsigned opinion that reaffirmed the rules in their entirety (Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, D.C. Cir., No. 09-1322, 6/26/12).

Obama Proposes Expanded Tax Credits, $1 Billion Initiative for Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Obama March 7 proposed several changes and increases in the current tax credit for electric vehicles, such as expanding eligibility to new technologies, in an effort to advance his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.

In a speech at the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant in Mount Holly, N.C., the president addressed the high price of gasoline by calling for improved efficiency of cars and trucks.

Obama Unveils Plan to Reduce Oil Imports with Natural Gas, Biofuels, Fuel Economy

President Obama announced a new energy goal March 30 to reduce the nation’s oil imports by a third by 2025…

Chinese, American Officials Announce Clean Energy Deals

January 19, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Government and business officials from the United States and China stressed cooperation on energy and environmental issues at a forum Jan. 18 where it was announced 13 companies from the two countries were entering into business deals related to…

EPA Outlook 2011: Agency Moving Forward with Regulation in Face of Mounting Opposition, Litigation

January 12, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move forward with regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, even as calls grow in Congress to take away EPA authority over those…

EPA Sets Final Renewable Fuel Standards for U.S. Motor Fuel Supply in 2011

November 30, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Nov. 29 setting the levels of ethanol and other biofuels required in the nation’s motor fuel supply in 2011

The final 2011 overall volume and standards are:…

EPA Says 2009 Vehicles Continued Trend of Better Fuel Economy, Lower Emissions

November 18, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cars and light-duty trucks for the 2009 model year had lower average carbon dioxide emissions and higher fuel efficiency than in…

Senate Republican Leader Cites Willingness to Work with White House on Nuclear, Clean Coal Power

November 5, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told the Heritage Foundation Nov. 4 that nuclear power, clean coal technology, and plug-in electric vehicles are examples of…

Administration Proposes 20 Percent Cut in Fuel Use, Emissions for Heavy-Duty Trucks

October 26, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama administration announced a proposal Oct. 25 that would for the first time set fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for…

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