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  • Public Comments

    Comments submitted to DOE on appliance energy savings rule

    October 19, 2010

    The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to use an expanded way of estimating the energy savings of appliances. It would incorporate the costs of everything from fuel extraction to distribution and also estimate the greenhouse gas impacts of the machine.

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  • News

    Responses to Policy Integrity fuel efficiency public comments

    May 7, 2010

    Today, federal agencies issued new regulations on fuel efficiency standards—for the first time, limiting the amount of greenhouse gas emission allowed from cars and trucks.

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  • News

    Letter to Senior Government Officials on Social Cost of Carbon Presentation

    February 12, 2010

    Today, Policy Integrity, with five national environmental organizations offered to senior officials in the Obama Administration recommendations on how the social cost of carbon (SCC) should be presented in greenhouse gas regulations.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on proposed vehicle emission and fuel-economy standards

    November 27, 2009

    Policy Integrity submitted two sets of comments regarding the federal government’s proposed regulations to control the emissions and fuel economy standards of America’s fleet of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUV’s and pick-ups but not larger trucks).

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  • News

    Fact sheet on cap-and-refund costs

    November 13, 2009

    A cap-and-refund approach to climate change will require that all households be transferred their portion of the proceeds from the auction of carbon allowances in a timely and cost effective manner. Policy Integrity conducted analysis of the refund can be administered and released a fact sheet finding that the cost of getting the refund to American individuals and families will be relatively modest.

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  • Policy Briefs

    Economists and Climate Change

    November 4, 2009

    Economists and Climate Change: Consensus and Open Questions describes and analyzes the results of a survey sent to 289 economic experts on climate change. Over 84% of the respondents to the poll said that the effects of global warming will create significant risks to important sectors of the United States and global economies.

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  • News

    Economist survey on the costs of climate change

    November 4, 2009

    In response to widespread concern about the economic effects of climate change legislation, Policy Integrity conducted a survey to determine the views of top economists about the wisdom of pursuing greenhouse gas limits. Questionnaires were circulated to every economist who had published a climate change related article in a top-20 economics journal over the past 10 years.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments in support of changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard program

    September 25, 2009

    Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard program were proposed by EPA in response to directives from Congress—if adopted, the rules will require that a higher percentage of transportation fuel sold in the United States be derived from renewable sources, such as corn‐based ethanol or biomass‐based diesel.

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  • News

    Legal petition to EPA to adopt cap-and-trade for vehicle emissions

    July 29, 2009

    Policy Integrity filed a legal petition with the EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to propose and adopt regulations instituting a cap-and-trade system to control greenhouse gases emissions from fuels used in vehicles. This petition takes aim at emissions from all vehicles, which account for 36% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments to EPA in support of emissions findings

    June 22, 2009

    Policy Integrity submitted comments to EPA in support of the agency’s proposed findings that motor vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases contribute to dangerous air pollution. The comments also highlight some important issues for the agency to consider as it moves forward and call EPA’s attention to some legal obligations that will not be satisfied by the proposed endangerment findings alone.

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