First New EPA Rule Under Biden Targets Greenhouse Gases 6,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

First New EPA Rule Under Biden Targets Greenhouse Gases 6,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The Biden Administration’s EPA finalized its first new climate rule on Thursday, slashing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of greenhouse gases (GHG) that can warm the atmosphere at thousands of times the rate of CO2. The new rule establishes a program to cut HFCs — which are […]

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National Climate Adviser Calls Clean Energy Standards, Tax Credits “Non-Negotiables”

National Climate Adviser Calls Clean Energy Standards, Tax Credits “Non-Negotiables”

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy has announced that the administration considers clean electricity standards (CES) and clean energy tax credits “non-negotiables” in future infrastructure packages. She told Punchbowl News that these measures could be passed through the reconciliation agreement following President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure package announced last week. This was a sentiment echoed […]

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Setting the EPA Back on Track

Setting the EPA Back on Track

This piece was reprinted with permission from the Natural Resources Defense Council. It was originally featured on NRDC’s blog.  by Gina McCarthy, President and CEO of NRDC and former EPA administrator under President Obama    After 50 years, what does the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hold? By a margin of more than […]

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