Environment

A decades-old project to store the nation's nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain has been de-funded, leaving the future of federal policy up in the air.

Nearly 20 percent of our nation's electricity is generated by nuclear energy.  Nuclear energy is expected to play a key role in mitigating climate change.

The Obama administration has formed a new task force to develop policies that promote advances in carbon capture and storage, while the region's governors move ahead with plans of their own.

Transportation is the second-leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and constitutes a key target in the battle against climate change. But by taking a proactive approach, states can moderate its effects and reduce its impacts.

Carbon markets are an essential component of cap-and-trade programs that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using a market-based approach.  Even if the U.S. does not commit to a cap-and-trade program, voluntary markets and regional markets will continue to expand.

State eNews Issue #38 | January 20, 2010
 

In September 2009, American Electric Power’s Mountaineer Power Plant in New Haven, W.Va., began a 20 megawatt project that will capture and store 100,000 tons of CO2 annually.

It’s one of the nation’s first carbon capture and storage demonstration projects where CO2 is captured and trapped deep underground, instead of being released into...

As the demand for alternative fuel vehicles increases, the government and private-sector interest in developing an electric plug-in-powered automobile grows.  This brief explores some of the technology's basics and the policy obstacles to implementation.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, CSG expresses its support and commitment to promoting partnerships with state, federal, local and tribal governmental entities, as well as non-governmental organizations, academia and industry to promote and advance sustainability.

Carbon capture and storage technology is becoming more important across the U.S. as policymakers deal with a balancing act—how to mitigate climate change while keeping the cost of electricity down.

Effective management of water resources is critical to the economic sustainability and security of the U.S. Increased population, intensified use and climate change will continue to affect scarce water supplies. Governments, at all levels, will need to adopt collaborative strategies as our actions, or inactions, will have major repercussions on our ability to maintain our global competitiveness.

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