Energy And Climate Happenings – Overview For The Remainder Of 2015

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 15

The Obama Administration’s release of the final Clean Power Plan kicked off a busy second half of the year for climate and energy policy issues.

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Earlier this year at the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual conference in Washington, ClearView  Energy Partners’ Christine Tezak described the Obama administration’s energy policy as “give a little, take a little,” further characterizing it as “transitioning from scarcity to adequacy.” It’s accurate. Handed a generational opportunity by America’s energy revolution to advance U.S. economic… Keep reading →


A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure.

Six Things The Private Sector Should Know About EPA’s Final Vapor Intrusion Guidance


The cumulative impact of the EPA guidance is to require the generation of more data.

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Two items from the weekend help sharpen the focus a strategic choice before Americans as they look to the future: Which energy path will we take? One path leads to increased domestic energy development. It’s typified by safe and responsible oil and natural gas production that harnesses America’s energy wealth to create jobs, grow the… Keep reading →

Game Time For Fixing The Gas Industry’s Achilles Heel

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

As the dog days of summer expire and football season approaches, many sports fans will anxiously scan their favorite team’s rosters for training camp injuries–finding everything from the innocuous, to the dreaded torn Achilles that already sidelined several pro players for the season’s start. When it comes to the energy industry, methane emissions loom as… Keep reading →

The Clean Power Plan’s Winners And Losers

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

Citing “immediate risks” to national security, public health and the economy, the Obama administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a big step this week, announcing the nation’s first methane pollution standards for the oil and gas industry. But to understand the impact of these new draft rules, it’s important to look at what they do – and what they don’t – and measure them against the nation’s bold but… Keep reading →

EPA Releases Proposal To Regulate Methane From Oil & Gas Industries

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the first-ever proposal aimed at regulating methane emissions, as well as volatile organic compounds (VOC), from the oil and gas industry.

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules lowering the threshold at which landfills must control methane gas emissions.

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