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US Climate Policy

As the world’s largest economy and second largest emitter, policy leadership from the United States will be critical in the transition to a Clean Revolution.  In this blog, The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska, and guests analyze the latest US climate policy developments and trends. 

  • Hans Noel: How ideology affects US climate policy

    Date
    21 March 2014

    Evan Juska, Head of US Policy, The Climate Group, interviews Hans Noel, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, about how ideology is impacting US climate policy, and how a better understanding of party politics could help make progress on climate action in America.

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  • US midterms unlikely to change carbon pricing politics

    Date
    06 November 2013

    The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska analyzes the latest US climate policy developments and trends in his blog, here focusing on the impacts of the US midterms on carbon pricing.

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  • The three biggest challenges to Obama’s Climate Change Plan

    Date
    02 July 2013

    President Obama’s plan to address climate change, centered on new carbon emission standards for power plants, is being billed as one that he can implement on his own. But there are several significant hurdles the plan must overcome before taking effect.

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  • Why a carbon tax isn’t part of President Obama’s climate plan

    Date
    26 June 2013

    The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska analyzes the latest US climate policy developments and trends in his blog, here focusing on President Obama's second-term plan to address climate change, which was announced yesterd

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  • Five takeaways for US climate policy from the Senate’s “vote-a-rama”

    Date
    27 March 2013

    A special set of rules in the Senate that are used for considering budget resolutions, on Friday allowed Senators the rare opportunity to vote on numerous amendments covering a wide range of issues, from nuclear proliferation to the health of the sage-grouse population.

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  • Judicial nominees could be key to Obama’s second-term climate strategy

    Date
    04 March 2013

    The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense on Tuesday by a vote of 58-41. But his unusually contentious confirmation hearing suggests that it’s going to be tough sledding ahead for some of President Obama’s other nominees.

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  • How much does the State of the Union Address matter?

    Date
    12 February 2013

    Climate policy advocates, who received President Obama’s inauguration speech with cautious optimism, will no doubt be looking towards his State of the Union (SOTU) address for more details on how he intends to “respond to the threat of climate change.”

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  • Would Congress reject new EPA carbon regulations? A vote would be close.

    Date
    07 February 2013

    Would Congress reject new EPA carbon regulations? A vote would be close.

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  • Why the UN Still Matters on Climate Change

    Date
    27 September 2012

    John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, once quipped: "There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world -- that's the United States -- when it suits our interests and when we can get others to go along."

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