Energy Project

About the Project

As the United States continues to emerge from a historic recession, energy has emerged as both a bright spot and a source of ongoing challenges for the nation’s long-term prosperity and security.

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan May Dampen Growth in Future Natural Gas Consumption

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from the electric power sector. BPC examined the effects of the proposed Clean Power Plan on natural gas consumption in the electric power sector by comparing results from the EPA modeling analysis across regions of the United States.

EPA Modeling Natural Gas 1

Secretary Ernest Moniz Headlines Energy Innovation Forum

BPC's American Energy Innovation Council gathered experts, business leaders, academics and policymakers to assess the state of American energy innovation and new approaches to drive more resources into it.

Clean Power Plan Comments Map

BPC's Clean Power Plan Comments Map allows you to search and view written comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from state and federal officials concerning 111(d) regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The map also provides some key facts about states’ political and electricity sector makeup, including information about each state’s energy policies, carbon emissions, electric capacity mix, and political affiliations. View the full interactive.

EPA clean power plan comments map

Department of Energy Releases New Environmental Studies to Inform LNG Export Decisions

Last month the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two studies on the environmental impacts of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. According to DOE, the studies are intended to inform DOE’s decision-making process for LNG export permit applications to countries that do not have free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States. The environmental impacts of LNG exports—which include greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)—are included in the criteria that DOE uses to make its public interest determinations on projects to export LNG to non-FTA countries. The studies are open for public comment for 45 days, closing on July 21, 2014.