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The United States Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) sets an economy-wide 2025 emission reductions target of 26-28% below 2005 levels, with best efforts to be made to reach 28%. This target doubles the pace of emission reductions of the US 2020 target, and is consistent with a...
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    By 2025, 26-28% reductions in GHG emissions compared to 2005 levels. This target is set under the US INDC, however it has since been announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

    We note that despite this announcement, as at currently, the US still remains in the Paris Agreement.

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    Financial incentives for farmers to retire land from productions for 10-15 years if the land is of particular environmental importance.

    Conversation Reserve Program

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    Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks of 163 grams/mile in model year 2025.

    Note that the current administration has requested that the EPA/DOT review these Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

    Energy Independence and Security Act 2007

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    Annual requirement for a certain volume of renewable fuels to be used instead of petroleum. Renewable fuels include Biomass-based diesel, Cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel.

    Renewable Fuel Standards

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    Electric vehicles receive a tax credit between USD$2,000 and USD$7,500 depending on the size of vehicle and battery capacity.

    Electric Car Tax Credits

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    The Clean Power Plan required that states submit plans specifically designed to limit GHG emissions from fossil-fueled power plants.

    The Clean Power Plan is currently under review.

    Clean Power Plan Review

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    Requirements on new fossil fuel-fired power plants to meet national emission standards.

    Note that this rule is currently being reviewed by the Trump Administration.

    Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units Review

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    By 2025, at least 30% of total electricity consumption for a federal agency to come from renewable energy.

    The Renewable Energy Procurement Program and Executive Order 13693

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    An investment tax credit for solar systems and wind energy on residential and commercial properties, including utility-scale projects. Such tax credits range from 30% to 10% depending on the year and technology implemented.

    Investment Tax Credit

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    A production tax credit for wind and solar systems not claiming the Investment Tax Credit, phasing out ending 2019.

    Investment Tax Credit

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    Requirement for energy efficiency standards for a variety of products, commercial and industrial equipment.

    Energy Policy Act 2005

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    A requirement on the US federal government agencies to purchase alternative technologies without HFCs where possible.

    Federal Acquisition Regulation and Significant New Alternatives Policy

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    Requirements on new and modified oil and gas sources to take steps to reduce amongst other pollutants, methane.

    Note that this rule is currently being reviewed by the Trump administration, however the stay ordered by the EPA has been challenged in the federal appeals court which ruled that the EPA cannot suspend this rule.

    New Source Performance Standards Permitting Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

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