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Been a Challenge in 2017, Energy Policy Has: Federal Year in Review, Star Wars Edition

Posted by Dylan Reed and Maria Robinson

Dec 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM


Image by junaidrao, used under a Creative Commons license

This year was a busy one for federal energy policy. That’s not surprising, given a new President with same-party control of the White House and Congress. But the flurry of activity has not been exactly as one might have predicted on January 1. Here are some of the biggest moves in energy made by Congress and the Trump Administration in 2017, as they might have been seen from a galaxy far, far away. (With apologies to George Lucas.)

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Topics: Federal Policy Update, Year in Review

To Plan or Not To Plan? State Reactions to Stay of Clean Power Plan Vary

Posted by Dylan Reed and Maria Robinson

Feb 18, 2016 11:44:04 AM


Last week, in an unprecedented move, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan. While this is certainly a setback for the CPP at the federal level, it is clear that work will continue at the federal and state levels in a variety of forms. Since the stay, many states have weighed in on the decision: 16 states will continue to plan for compliance with the rule, 12 states have suspended planning efforts, eight states have yet to announce any planning process, and six states are still reviewing their options post-stay. AEE will continue to monitor states’ actions in the aftermath of the ruling. Here is what we know so far.

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Topics: EPA GHG Regs


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