carbon emissions


As reported by Daily Energy News and Energy Washington Week:

    “The NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) report on the reliability impacts of proposed EPA air, water and other rules called for EPA to give utilities “sufficient time to construct new capacity or retrofit existing capacity” in its schedule for implementing the rules.
    The NERC report ties reliability to the ability to replace capacity from plants that will be “retired or lost because of implementation of these rules” and highlighted the obstacles to effectively “managing, coordinating, and scheduling an industry-wide environmental control retrofit effort.”

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Jesse Jenkins, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger

The Breakthrough Institute

The large decline in U.S. emissions in 2008 and 2009 due to the economic recession ensures that if the House-passed Waxman-Markey climate legislation becomes law, the bill’s emissions reduction cap will require no reduction of carbon emissions over the first two to five years of the program. The resulting oversupply of emissions permits will allow regulated firms to continue business as usual emissions through as late as 2018, according to a new analysis by Breakthrough Institute based on new Energy Information Administration emissions projections that take into account the… Continue reading

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) releases a comprehensive study on the impact of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill (HR 2454). The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cap the amount of carbon that is emitted by U.S. industry. The legislation does so by mandating a cap and trade program and other provisions governing fuel choices available to businesses and consumers. This bill passed the House of Representatives by a slim margin (219-212) earlier this summer. The Senate… Continue reading

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Association of Women in Energy


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 -- 
International Center, San Antonio, TX
 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Join AWE for a Panel Discussion on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan and its impact on Texas and the energy industry.

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Energy 2030 On the Road Campaign


Monday, November 3Worthington Hotel, Ft. Worth, TX

The Alliance to Save Energy invites you to join us on November 3 in Fort Worth, Texas for our next stop on the Energy 2030 On the Roadcampaign, which seeks to galvanize support for the Energy 2030 goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030.

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2014 Center for Energy Workforce Development Summit


November 5-7, 2014  -- Crystal City Marriot – Arlington, VA

CEWD’s 2014 Annual Summit focuses on ways energy companies, partnering with their educational and workforce partners, can improve their “people” ROI, while competing effectively for qualified and diverse workers.

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Defense Energy Summit - National SBIR/STTR Summit


November 11-13, 2014 - Austin, TX
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Join the Nation's energy, business and defense leadership as they accelerate the development and deployment of new energy and infrastructure solutions for the U.S. military.


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