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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action [PDF]
Abstract: The Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action identifies and describes 16 clean energy policies and strategies that states have used to meet their clean energy objectives. It describes how states are successfully expanding the role of clean energy in the U.S. energy system and shares the experience and lessons learned from successful state clean energy policies. EPA developed the Guide to Action to help states learn from each other as they develop their own clean energy programs and policies. State energy offices, public utility commissions, environmental regulators, other state policymakers, and their stakeholders can use the Guide to analyze and implement policies and programs that effectively integrate clean energy into a low-cost, clean, reliable energy system for their state. States participating in the Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership will use the Guide to Action to develop a Clean Energy-Environment State Action Plan for using new or existing policies and programs to increase the use of cost-effective clean energy. (PDF Format; Length: 361 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Is EPA's Performance Track Running Off the Rails?
Abstract: Since its creation in 2000 as a program that relaxes regulatory oversight on companies with exemplary environmental performance, the U.S. EPA?s Performance Track has come under fire for bending over backward in favor of polluters. When first enacted, Performance Track was touted as a voluntary means to improve habitat protection, water and energy use, and waste reduction?areas over which the EPA has little regulatory authority. But moves to abolish the reporting that could help improve pollution technologies, together with changes that might allow companies to break their promises, have placed Performance Track under scrutiny. Article by Janet Pelley.
Source: Environmental Science & Technology
National Environmental Performance Track
Abstract: Designed to motivate and reward facilities that go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance that benefit people, communities, and the environment.
Source: U.S. EPA
Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 [PDF]
Abstract: In 1990, through the Pollution Prevention Act, Congress formally established a national policy to prevent or reduce pollution at its source whenever feasible.
Source: U.S. EPA OPPT
Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration Case Studies [PDF]
Abstract: Case studies provided by individuals and organizations actively working to integrate P2 into core environmental regulatory programs. Includes state, national, and international projects.
Source: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Pollution Prevention Integration and Innovation (P2I2) Workgroup
Pollution Prevention Success Stories
Abstract: This document highlights 26 P2 success stories spread over a wide spectrum. Included are examples of successful regulatory integration. Text version available at http://www.epa.gov/p2/docs/p2case.txt.
Source: US EPA
Project XL: Encouraging Innovation, Delivering Results [PDF]
Abstract: Project XL is a US EPA program that encourages ?beyond compliance? innovations via regulatory flexibility for innovators. Describes the program and offers examples of how participating organizations have improved their environmental performance. (PDF Format; Length: 12 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
Abstract: USEPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI). OPEI supports EPA?s mission through economic analysis and by promoting innovation to achieve better, more cost-effective environmental and public health protection.
Source: USEPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
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