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Council on Environmental Quality

Draft Guidance for Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting: July 14, 2010

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released Draft Guidance for Federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Accounting for public comment on July 14, 2010. The draft guidance establishes government-wide requirements for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions associated with Federal agency operations.

The President

Remarks by the President in Holland, Michigan on Investing in Clean Energy: July 15, 2010

Articles

Important Considerations for a “Utility Only” Climate Bill (7/19/2010)

World Resources Institute

(Originally appeared on National Journal Energy & Environment Blog)

With senators scrambling to find the right mix of policies that will get votes, one idea under consideration is a greenhouse gas reduction bill for the electric power sector –- so called “utility only”– rather than one that covers most sectors of the U.S. economy. If the Senate goes this route, there are important issues that must be considered…

Admin trumpets rural jobs initiatives, fields questions on regs (07/16/2010)

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Obama administration officials and House Democrats yesterday touted initiatives to use public lands to create jobs in rural communities, though the administration had to field questions from both Republican and Democratic members about policies and regulations that may be stunting economic renewal in rural areas.

Reports

Comparison Chart: Diversified/Renewable Energy Standard Provisions in Climate and Energy Legislation in the 111th

Pew Center on Global Climate Change, July 2010

The following table compares the diversified and renewable electricity standards included in the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES, Waxman-Markey), the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 (ACELA, Bingaman), and the Practical Energy and Climate Plan Act (PECPA, Lugar).

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Aleta, our usual blogger, is on vacation; I (Cass) am attempting to take up the slack, but you she’s much better at this…

Articles

364 days later, looking back at Waxman-Markey (6/25/2010)

One year ago, the stars seemed aligned for Congress to enact a sweeping climate and energy bill. Democrats held large majorities on Capitol Hill, President Obama touted a cap-and-trade plan as one of his top legislative priorities, and the House passed a historic bill setting mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. A year ago tomorrow….

G-20 Summit on the phase on of fossil fuel subsidies (6/27/10)

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies will pledge on Sunday to phase out subsidies for “inefficient” fossil fuels, in a statement toughened at the last minute at the urging of the United States, Group of 20 sources said.

Websites

CAKE: Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

A new web page focused on climate adaptation — case studies, examples, science, blog, tweets, and explanations.

Latest Pew Center Analysis of Climate Action in Congress

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