Climate

2015

July 6, 2015
IECA Supports EPA-Interior FY 2016 Appropriations Bill

June 23, 2015
IECA President Testifies Before the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety on “The Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Carbon Regulations on Electricity Costs for American Businesses, Rural Communities and Families, and a Legislative Hearing on S. 1324″ (view verbal testimony)

June 22, 2015
IECA Supports H.R. 2042, the “Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015”

May 15, 2015
IECA Supports S. 640, the “ORDEAL Act of 2015”

May 15, 2015
IECA Supports S. 751, the “CASE Act”

May 15, 2015
IECA Supports H.R. 1388, the “Clean Air, Strong Economies Act”

April 14, 2015
IECA President Testifies Before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee on “EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants, and H.R. __, Ratepayer Protection Act” (view verbal testimony) (view press release)

March 19, 2015
IECA and Other Trade Associations File Comments on EPA’s Proposed Revisions to National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

February 15, 2015
IECA Presentation to NARUC Addressing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Demand Response

February 4, 2015
IECA Supports Arkansas’ SB 183 – An act to create procedures for oversight of fossil fuel-fired electric generating units; to require the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to perform studies related to a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions; to create procedures for approval of the state plan by the legislative council

January 29, 2015
IECA President Testifies Before the EPA on the National Air Quality Standards for Ozone

January 22, 2015
IECA Supports Senate Amendment #78 to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill – To express a sense of the Senate regarding conditions for the President entering into bilateral or other international agreements regarding greenhouse gas emissions without proper study of any adverse economic effects

January 16, 2015
IECA Provides States with Industrial Company Recommendations on State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

2014

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Third Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Ferroalloys Production

December 15, 2014
IECA Comments on Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings

December 1, 2014
IECA Comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

November 20, 2014
IECA Urges OMB to Rescind Recommendation to Veto H.R. 4795, the “Promoting New Manufacturing Act” (view press release)

September 26, 2014
FERC Response to IECA Request on Study on Grid Reliability and Costs in Association with the Implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan

September 17, 2014
IECA Comments for the Record on House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Hearing on “The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design”

September 10, 2014
IECA Estimates EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” Industrial Estimated Costs (see IECA’s estimated residential/commercial costs)

August 25, 2014
IECA Asks FERC for Study on Grid Reliability and Costs in Association with the Implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan (see FERC response)

July 30, 2014
A Manufacturing Perspective on EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” – Proposed GHG Regulation for Existing Electric Generating Units

July 29, 2014
IECA President Testifies Before the EPA on EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators (Audio Version)

July 29, 2014
IECA President Testifies Before the EPA on EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators
“The key message that we want to deliver is that we are very worried that the rule would substantially increase electricity and natural gas costs and create reliability problems, putting the manufacturing sector at risk, along with good paying jobs – all for a relatively small global climate impact.”

June 10, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act
“The permitting process is antiquated, time consuming, expensive, and fails to meet the challenges faced today by U.S. industry who are in fierce competition with global competitors.”

June 2, 2014
IECA States that EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators Raises Significant Costs and Reliability Concerns

May 9, 2014
IECA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Entitled “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”

March 5, 2014
IECA Supports Amicus Brief: Challenge to EPA Regional Haze Program

March 3, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act”

February 26, 2014
IECA Comments on OMB’s Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis

January 13, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act”
“H.R. 3826 would ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations are done in a reasonable and environmentally responsible manner that will result in a more cost-effective regulatory approach.”

2013

December 20, 2013
IECA Submits Preliminary Comments to EPA on Regulating GHGs for Existing Electric Generating Units Regarding CHP/WHR Facilities

December 19, 2013
IECA: Guidance for Industrial Electricity Consumers: EPA Regulation of GHGs for Electric Power Generation

December 13, 2013
IECA Submits Preliminary Comments to EPA on Regulating GHGs for Existing Electric Generating Units

September 20, 2013
EPA GHG Rule Dictates Energy Policy and Increases Manufacturing Energy Costs

September 16, 2013
IECA Comments on Reconsideration of Final Rule Standards for Standby Mode and Off Mode Microwave Ovens
“Because IECA companies are large consumers of energy, the social cost of carbon has significant implications, and the Microwave Rule could set a precedent for all future rules. Each new proposed regulation will require federal agencies to complete a “cost-benefit” analysis.”

September 9, 2013
IECA and Other Trade Associations Seek Dialogue with EPA on GHG Regulation

July 31, 2013
IECA Supports Representative Scalise’s Carbon Tax Amendment to H.R. 367, the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act”
“Even a relatively small carbon tax of $20 per ton would increase the cost of energy to the industrial sector by $32 billion per year, a 12 percent increase.”

July 30, 2013
IECA Supports Amendment #12, Addresses the Social Cost of Carbon: Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
“The manufacturing sector’s GHG emissions are 9.6 percent below 1990 levels. This is outstanding performance and is a clear confirmation that U.S. companies are taking action to reduce their carbon emissions through capital spending projects that improve their energy efficiency.”

May 2, 2013
IECA and 55 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress on the Carbon Tax
“A carbon tax would increase the costs of natural gas, coal and petroleum products, resulting in higher production costs, less spending on non-energy goods, fewer jobs and slower economic growth.”

April 18, 2013
IECA Update of U.S. and Global Climate Emissions

2012

December 10, 2012
IECA Warns that a Carbon Tax Would Double GHG Regulations on Industrials
“A carbon tax for purposes of raising revenues would result in double regulation of industrial GHG emissions. A $15 per metric ton carbon tax would significantly increase manufacturing costs by $16.6 billion per year or by 16%.”(view press release)

June 25, 2012
IECA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Entitled “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”

June 18, 2012
Rain CII Carbon Testimony: Hearing on “The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

February 24, 2012
IECA Request for Correction – Technical Support Document, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry”

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