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Beyond Yucca, A Blurry View
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Congressional Quarterly Weekly
All around the country, nuclear waste is waiting. From Diablo Canyon, Calif., to Peach Bottom, Pa., in 121 locations in 39 states, 60,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, a lethal radioactive hoard the weight of an ocean liner, sits in deep pools of water or in steel casks stacked on concrete pads under the open sky, waiting to be hauled away...
 
Senator offers bill aimed at pulling moderates into debate; addresses transmission and more
Monday, April 13, 2009
Platts Electric Utility Week
Looking to claim some serious floor time in the ongoing energy debate on Capitol Hill, a leading moderate Democrat is pushing a wide-ranging Senate bill that would, among other things, turn over electric transmission planning and permitting to the federal government, rein in speculative trading in energy markets and promote nuclear power...
 
 
In Bill's Big Idea: Save the Climate, Share the Wealth
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Washington Post
For several years, Peter Barnes has been peddling a Big Idea about how to design climate change legislation so that it might actually be popular. Now he might finally get his day in the sun...
 
Greenhouse Plan Spurs Lobbying
Saturday, March 14, 2009
MarketWatch
U.S. President Barack Obama's support for limiting greenhouse gas emissions has spurred a lobbying blitz in Congress, officials said...
 
 
Push to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Would Put a Price on Emitting Pollution
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Washington Post
President Obama's endorsement of climate legislation to clamp down on greenhouse gases has set off a lobbying rush in Congress and made the air thick with rival proposals.
 
 
Sharp on Impact of Oil Price Drop
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wall Street Journal
RFF President Phil Sharp was among several experts in a November 17 Wall Street Journal roundup addressing options for reducing demand for oil in the wake of falling petroleum prices. He suggested using market incentives, coupled with close government oversight, to encourage efficiency gains, establish a price on carbon to restrain greenhouse gas emissions, and seriously consider imposing a "price floor" on oil in the range of $60–$65 per barrel.
 
A Regulatory Conundrum
Saturday, November 01, 2008
The Environmental Forum
RFF President Phil Sharp will appear in the November-December issue of The Environmental Forum, a publication of the Environmental Law Institute. He was invited to respond to a paper entitled "Landmarks and Land Mines: What the Past Tells Us about Crafting a Workable Climate Regime," by Bradley Campbell, former EPA regional administrator and former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which questioned if U.S. statutory and administrative infrastructure was up to the task of managing greenhouse gas abatement.
 
The Great Energy Confusion
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Washington Post
Phil Sharp comments that high gas prices are serving to pull Democrats and Republicans toward the center.
 
Congress is on Empty for Energy Bills
Friday, July 25, 2008
Marketplace
Phil Sharp speaks about how Congress is responding to the energy crisis and the challenges in doing so.
 
Texas Governor Fights U.S. Ethanol Rule That Raises Food Costs
Monday, July 21, 2008
Bloomberg
Phil Sharp comments on Texas's request for a waiver of a biofuels requirement rule.
 
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