Apr
    03
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * The President’s 03/28 Executive Order “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” deserves a close read. This is the EO that upends the Clean Power Plan and related issues such as calculating the “social cost of carbon,” sometimes referred to as the most important number most people have never heard...

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    Mar
    27
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * Musical science: Harmony. On March 22 EPA and DOT announced reconsideration of the mid-term evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light duty vehicles. EPA regulates GHG. But DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets fuel economy standards. EPA finished its work and, in January, unilaterally...

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    Mar
    20
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * In testimony at last week’s US House Energy Subcommittee hearing one witness commented that “bringing on more baseload (electric) generation in today’s marketplace is akin to bringing sand to the beach.” Energy policy makers, particularly in areas making large and relatively fast moves towards renewables – obviously, California, but...

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