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The Nuclear Option for Reducing Climate Change

Dec 18, 2014 Analysis

Debate reignites over whether nuclear energy is an important tool or a costly mistake.

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Experts Debate EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Rule

Dec 15, 2014 PPR News

PPR seminar focuses on controversial proposed rule aimed at combatting climate change.

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Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Codes

Sep 4, 2014 Opinion

Innovative approaches to energy efficient buildings can inform how to make progress in other regulatory areas, even in tough times.

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Promoting Renewable Energy in the Federal Government

Feb 13, 2014 Analysis

Presidential memo requires agencies to obtain 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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Smart Regulation for the Smart Grid

Jan 20, 2014 Opinion

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel provides model for collaborative standards development.

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Inside Baseball: The Nature of OIRA’s Work

Sep 11, 2013 Opinion

The regulatory review process engages a wide range of actors.

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Can Agencies Legally Use Social Media for Rulemaking?

Aug 21, 2013 Analysis

ACUS draft report analyzes legal obstacles for using social media in rulemaking.

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Adjusting the Social Cost of Carbon: A Commonsense Revision

Aug 20, 2013 Opinion

Changes should be made to better reflect underlying scientific models.

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EPA Upgrades its Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Aug 1, 2013 News

An upgraded online management system will better track buildings' energy consumption.

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OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Jun 5, 2013 Analysis

Major rules, especially EPA's, potentially create enormous net benefits.

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