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DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar

Some 360,000-plus solar PV systems have been installed by U.S. households, The Dept. of Energy aims to keep the momentum going with the launch of the $15 million Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity, which seeks to spur shared, community solar PV installations across residential and commercial rooftops. Read More

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New Sustainable Ports Program To Reduce Carbon Emissions and Environmental

Ports are vital to world trade and the US economy. With the new Sustainable Ports initiative, the EPA and stakeholders aim to improve ports' environmental performance. Hosting the first "Advancing Sustainable Ports Summit" in Washington D.C., the EPA awarded six U.S. ports $4.2 mm in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants.Read More

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An Uptick in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Utilities Use

Natural gas prices coming off their lows prompted utilities to burn more coal, which in turn led to the first increase in U.S. carbon emissions in three years. Longer term, US greenhouse gas emissions are 10% or more below 2005 levels, a downward trend the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts will continue.Read More

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Making Good on Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan, Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series on energy, environment and US law in light of the launch of President Obama’s National Climate Change Action Plan. Here in Part 3, we conclude our discussion regarding US climate change legislation with Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Practice Leader for Ballard Spahr’s Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative, […]Read More

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Making Good on Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan, Part 2

This is the second in a three-part series on energy, environment and US law in light of the launch of President Obama’s National Climate Action Plan. In it, we continue our discussion with Robert McKinstry, Jr., Practice Leader for Ballard, Spahr’s Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative. In Part 1, McKinstry began recounting the long, arduous path […]Read More

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Making Good on Obama’s National Climate Change Action Plan

Bypassing Congress in a bid to set the US firmly on course in developing a low-carbon society and green economy, President Obama on June 25 launched his administration’s National Climate Change Action Plan, a more comprehensive and fully realized version of a climate change strategy that builds on and adds momentum to long-fought-over and hard-won […]Read More

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President Turns Up the Heat On US Carbon Pollution, Revealing

President Obama once again raised the bitterly, politically divise issues of US fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change to the forefront of the national political agenda today, revealing new aspects of his administration’s national climate change action plan during a speech given at Georgetown University. The president characterized US efforts “to lead […]Read More