Thursday, March 20, 2014

WIMS Environmental HotSheet 3/20/14

<> Energy, Tax Reform, and Signs of Early Common Ground in Camp and Baucus Proposals - Proposals by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) reform the tax code in a manner that would significantly impact the American energy system—with some surprising early agreements. . .

<> Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants: Issues and Options - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions brief outlines broad considerations in weighing a carbon tax, such as environmental integrity, cost-effectiveness, and distributional equity, as well as fundamental design issues, including who might pay the tax and how to set an appropriate tax rate.

<> Evangelicals Urge Obama To Discuss Climate Change With Pope Francis - A group of faith-based environmental advocates are encouraging thousands of religious Americans to sign a petition asking President Barack Obama to discuss climate change with Pope during March 27 meeting. . .

<> Planned coal-fired power plant retirements continue to increase - (Thu, 20 Mar 2014) The need to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) regulations together with weak electricity demand growth and continued competition from generators fueled by natural gas have recently led several power producers to announce plans to retire coal-fired facilities.

<> Welcome to Climate.Data.gov! - In this new and pilot-stage of Climate.Data.gov, you will find resources to help companies, communities, and citizens understand and prepare for the impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise. Over time, this community will expand to include more. . .

<> Evaluating the Market for Industrial Energy Service Outsourcing - Many in the industrial sector are unaware of them or unsure how to take advantage. A new report from American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

<> Report From Senate GOP: John Beale, Convicted Con Man, Led the Creation of Costly Air Regulations - John Beale's role in major policy decisions at the Agency.

<> EPA Asked to Protect Bees with Over Half A Million Signatures - (Beyond Pesticides, March 20, 2014)—Today, more than 500,000 signatures were delivered to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the nation's top-ranking environmental leader. . . 

<> API: Gulf Lease Sales Show Benefits of Opening Atlantic to Oil & Gas Activity - March 19, 2014 – Offshore lease sales today in the Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico highlight what Americans could gain by opening additional areas to offshore oil and natural gas development.

<> Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions - March 19, 2014Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our. . .

<> EDF, UCLA Answer President's Call to Use 'Climate Data' to Grow Economy, Increase Resiliency - The newest version of the "Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)" a breakthrough climate mapping tool designed to help local leaders identify opportunities to invest in clean energy jobs and strengthen climate resiliency in vulnerable communities. 

<> New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries - The report titled Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, Oceana explains that despite significant progress in the last decade, the catch of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, or "bycatch", remains a significant problem in domestic fisheries.

<> Annual Investment of US $30 Billion in Tropical Forest Conservation Can Support Green and Sustainable Economic Growth - Integrating REDD+ programmes into a Green Economy approach can conserve and even boost the economic and social benefits forests provide to human society.

1 comment:

sathyam shonkho said...

oil and gas investment is watching developments of reserves in and across the borders of these United States