From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: Is Vermont Too Good for the EPA’s Carbon Rule?
Date: Sun Jun 22 18:00:15 MDT 2014
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Is Vermont Too Good for the EPA’s Carbon Rule?

 

By Emily Holden (@emilyhholden)

 

While 49 states spend the next several years either resisting the EPA’s carbon emissions rule or crunching numbers to reach individual targets, one will be notably absent from the process. 

 

Vermont isn’t included in the power sector proposal, which tasks other states with coming up with plans for achieving reductions in carbon emissions between 11 percent and 72 percent by 2030. At first glance, it might seem like Vermont is just ahead of the curve. In 2011, it had the lowest carbon emissions of any state, trailing only the District of Columbia, which is also excluded from the rule. Vermont accounted for just 11 percent of nationwide emissions, and it had the second-lowest emissions rate per capita. 

 

But there’s more to the story. READ THE FULL STORY.

 

 

Morning Consult Top Reads: June 15- June 20

The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week

1) Ohio Governor Freezes State's Clean Energy Law

from Reuters by Valerie Volcovici

 

2) EPA Rule: Legal Backing for Climate Plan — or ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

from Bloomberg by Mark Drajem 


3) Koch Brothers Unveil New Strategy at Big Donor Retreat

from Daily Beast by Peter Stone 

 

4) Extra Funds for Energy Ports Can Ease Carbon Emission Rule’s Sting

from Morning Consult by Nathan Hurst and Emily Holden    

 

5) Republican Governor: Legal Action Likely Against EPA’s ‘Dangerous Overreach’

from Houston Chronicle by Collin Eaton 


6) Obama Carbon Rule Backed by Most Americans — WSJ/NBC Poll

from Wall Street Journal by Amy Harder 

 

7) Clean Power Plant Comments Interactive Map

from Bipartisan Policy Center 


8) EPA Targets: How Hard Will Your State Have to Work? (Interactive Map)

from Morning Consult by Emily Holden 

 

9) Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

from Washington Examiner by Zack Colman 

 

10) New GOP Leaders Have Oil Interests Nearby

from Houston Chronicle by Jennifer A. Dlouhy 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern): June 23 - June 27

 

Monday: Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners education conference @ 8 am 

Monday: FERC technical conference on real-time and day-ahead market efficiency @ 8:30 am 

Monday: U.S. Conference of Mayors 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas @ 8 am

Tuesday: Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners education conference @ 8 am

Tuesday: American Business Conferences crude-by-rail summit in Houston @ 8:30 am 

Tuesday: Release of the Risky Business Report on economic risks of climate change @ 8:30 am

Tuesday: FERC technical conference on real-time and day-ahead market efficiency @ 8:30 am 

Tuesday: Atlantic Council discussion on Egypt's energy crisis @ 8:30 am

Tuesday: Woodrow Wilson Center talk on Mexico's energy reform @ 9 am 

Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on federal water authority @ 10 am 

Tuesday: House Natural Resources hearing on American energy jobs @ 10 am

Tuesday: Woodrow Wilson Center talk on energy insecurity and Russia @ 10 am 

Tuesday: Joint Economic Committee hearing on economic impact of new natural gas production @ 10 am 

Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute webinar on flood insurance, finances and climate change @ Noon 

Tuesday: Natural Gas Roundtable on LNG, NGL, LPG, exports, transportation and Panama Canal @ Noon

Tuesday: Hudson Institute talk on innovation in motor vehicle fuels @ Noon 

Tuesday: Pace Global webinar on small-scale LNG @ 1 pm

Tuesday: US Energy Association talk on cybersecurity @ 2 pm

Tuesday: Woodrow Wilson Center talk on greenhouse gas mitigation @ 3 pm

Wednesday: American Business Conferences crude-by-rail summit in Houston @ 8:30 am 

Wednesday: FERC technical conference on real-time and day-ahead market efficiency @ 8:30 am 

Wednesday: Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners education conference @ 9 am

Wednesday: Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on Arctic cooperation @ 9 am 

Wednesday: National Defense University forum on electricity acces in sub-Sahara Africa @ 9 am 

Wednesday: Center for Strategic and International Studies talk on energy technology report @ 10 am 

Wednesday: Environmental Law Institute talk on regulation of oil and gas underground contamination @ Noon 

Wednesday: House Natural Resources hearing on carbon soil sequestration @ 2 pm

Thursday: Environmental Law Institute talk on clean water @ Noon 

Thursday: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions talk on using captured carbon for oil recovery @ 2 pm