• Blog
    July 31, 2020

    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Energy Innovation Dance

    One year ago this week, our Global Energy Institute team welcomed hundreds of business, government and academic leaders to the Chamber’s Hall of Flags for our Energy Innovates “ALL IN” Summit. We caffeinated guests at our “Fuel Bar,” engaged them in our legislative and regulatory reform efforts, and
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    July 24, 2020

    EPA Proposes GHG Emission Standards for Aircraft

    This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled proposed emissions standards for commercial aviation, a first for the aviation sector. Known formally as “Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines: Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
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    July 7, 2020

    New Electricity Data Show Impact of Coronavirus Response

    The latest data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) demonstrates just how big the impact of the coronavirus has been on U.S. electricity demand. EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM), includes data for April 2020—the first full month that includes lockdowns in response to
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    June 22, 2020

    Supreme Court Clears Way for Progress on Natural Gas Infrastructure

    Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued an important ruling that removed a major hurdle to construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, dealing a fatal blow to a wide-reaching argument that opponents have tried to make to block badly needed infrastructure along the East Coast. In United States
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    May 19, 2020

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions in a Pre-COVID-19 World

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks covering the years 1990 to 2018. Among other things it shows that carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion in 2018 were 12.3% lower than in 2005, a record that compares very
  • Blog
    May 6, 2020

    New York Gets Its Day to Defend Its “Good Neighbor” Play

    In 2018, New York State commenced an effort to shut down hundreds of energy facilities across the country. I first wrote about New York’s less than neighborly efforts shortly after the Cuomo Administration asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to shut down or directly impose sweeping
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    April 27, 2020

    Latest Edition of International Energy Security Risk Index Shows U.S. On Top

    The latest edition of the Global Energy Institute’s International Index of Energy Security Risk shows the United States as the top ranked nation in the world, based on 2018 data (the most recent available). In 2008, the United States was ranked 11th. This International Index, including the Foreword