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Budget Reconciliation: The US electric grid requires immediate attention to early stage research at DOE

With the deadline fast approaching to pass a budget for FY 2018, there is a significant risk that critical early stage research programs at the Department of Energy will be severely underfunded. The House voted to take up the Senate’s budget request instead of trying to reconcile the differences between the two bills as a time saving... continue reading »

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Secretary Perry’s Narrow Directive to FERC

Contradicting the findings from the Department of Energy’s August 2017 Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability that recent power market shifts are not sacrificing reliability, and contrary to FERC’s mandates to support just and reasonable rates in a non-discriminatory manner, Secretary Perry’s direction to FERC to take final action on a... continue reading »

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Linking Mitigation Transfers to Long-term Action under the Paris Agreement

“Cooperative Approaches” and “Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes” under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are among the most contested topics in the international climate negotiations. Some Parties are worried that a market for emissions reductions via internationally transferred mitigation outcomes can create perverse incentives to ambition, while others highlight the potential for markets to stimulate... continue reading »

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We Can Have Reliable Energy and a Clean Environment

The much anticipated Department of Energy (DOE) Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability confirms that recent power market shifts in favor of natural gas and renewable energy were achieved without sacrificing reliability. The report describes the factors—especially the market forces driven by innovations in natural gas production—that have contributed to our... continue reading »

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CCAP Continues Work to Reduce Methane Emissions in the Mexican Oil and Gas Sector

As part of the oil and gas regulatory support project, CCAP and the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) organized a workshop on Regulatory Measures to Control and Reduce Methane Emissions in the Mexican Oil and Gas Sector  in Mexico on August 9th, 2017. This is the third workshop within the project, following one held in September... continue reading »

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