Tag: Paris

Oregon Bill Would Eliminate Coal Power

On March 2, 2016, the Oregon Legislature passed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan (Senate Bill (SB) 1547, B-eng.). Should Democratic Governor Kate Brown sign the bill into law—and she has preliminarily indicated that she will—Oregon will become the first state to set a deadline for eliminating coal-fired electricity generation by its major utilities. […]

House Passes Joint Resolution to Block CPP

The U.S. House welcomed President Obama’s return from the Paris climate change conference by passing a joint resolution to block the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan (CPP) to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

Is The President’s Climate Pledge Out Of Reach?

In December 2015, representatives of the world’s nations will convene in Paris to negotiate a climate change agreement to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.  In contrast to limited U.S. involvement in the development and implementation of the Kyoto agreement, the U.S. is expected to play a pivotal role in the Paris talks. Read more.