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Facts About North Dakota Fracking and Water Use

North Dakota Water Commission http://www.swc.nd.gov/4dlink9/4dcgi/GetContentPDF/PB-2419/Fact%20Sheet.pdf [Bakken Magazine] The North Dakota Water Commission has issued a report regarding the facts about fracking and water use in the state. The report, “Facts About North Dakota Fracking & Water Use,” outlines several elements of the fracking process used in the state and how those elements are impacted. Water sources … Continue reading

A Market-based Regional Approach to Implementing EPA’s GHG Emissions Regulation

Brattle Group for Great River Energy Cooperative http://bit.ly/1kOHLXo [From a Climate Wire article by Tiffany Stecker, sub. req'd] Minnesota’s second-largest electric power supplier has proposed an approach to complying with U.S. EPA’s upcoming rule: Set a regional target for carbon dioxide emissions cuts and charge all electric generators per ton of carbon. Great River Energy … Continue reading

Environmental Tax Reform in California: Economic and Climate Impact of a Carbon Tax Swap

Climate Citizens Lobby http://bit.ly/1mT7GSz [Press Release] An aggressively-priced carbon tax in California, with revenue returned to the public, would actually grow the state’s economy and increase jobs, according to a new study released by Citizens Climate Lobby. The study, prepared for CCL by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), looked at the economic impact of revenue-neutral … Continue reading

Ohio Shale Development Community Impact Survey: Primary Findings from 2013 Survey

Ohio State Univ. http://bit.ly/NA2OSi [WKSU] A survey by Ohio University shows fracking communities in Ohio are reporting economic growth, but also creates issues with water demand. Scott Miller is the director of Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment. He says the Consortium surveyed mayors, township trustees and commissioners in 17 counties with … Continue reading

Regional Investment of RGGI CO2 Allowance Proceeds, 2012

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative http://www.rggi.org/docs/Documents/2012-Investment-Report.pdf [Climate Wire article by , sub. req'd]  Investments in energy efficiency programs account for the lion’s share of what’s become of carbon auction revenue from the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, according to an internal report on the regional cap-and-trade market released yesterday. RGGI staffers estimated that of the $984 … Continue reading

Proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan : Building on the Framework

California Air Resources Board, California Air Resources Board http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/2013_update/draft_proposed_first_update.pdf [Green Car Congress] The California Air Resources Board released the draft proposed first update to the AB 32 Scoping Plan, which guides development and implementation of California’s greenhouse gas emission reduction programs. The Air Resources Board is required to update the Scoping Plan every five years. … Continue reading

Burning Coal, Burning Cash: Ranking the States that Import the Most Coal — 2014 Update

Union of Concerned Scientists http://bit.ly/1akNO2O [Website] Thirty-seven states were net importers of coal in 2012, sending billions of dollars to other states and nations for coal — money that could have instead been used to support local economies. By investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, states can reduce their coal imports, protect consumers, improve … Continue reading

Pathways to Near-Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy Duty Vehicles

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates for the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) http://www.gladstein.org/pdfs/Pathways_to_Near-Zero_Emissions_1-24-14.pdf [Green Car Congress] Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and fuels for both on- and off-road applications, released a report examining the critical role that ultra-low-emission heavy-duty (HD) … Continue reading

Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/water/ [From the Report] …Texas is experiencing extended drought, and while the state may enjoy wetter conditions in the near future, a burgeoning population may already be reaching the limits of its available water. In many places, groundwater is being used more quickly than it can replenish… According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a joint effort … Continue reading