Science Policy Exchange Capitol Hill Briefing
Reducing carbon pollution from power plants has the potential to limit air pollutants that cause asthma attacks and premature death. However one policy option could actually cause more conventional air pollution and premature deaths than doing nothing. Join us to hear about the impact of power plant pollution and different types of carbon standards on health and the environment, and learn the latest research on the current policy options under consideration.

News

  • Science Policy Exchange Fact Sheet
    Large clean air and health co-benefits are possible with a power plant rule that includes stringent carbon dioxide emission targets, flexible compliance options, and significant program investments in end-user energy efficiency. An alternative limited to power plant upgrades provides few co-benefits and could increase premature deaths and heart attacks in the US.
  • Press Release
    New research by Science Policy Exchange collaborator Matthew Ayres of Dartmouth College offers eight tactics for combatting imported forest pests in a new paper published in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. In the new paper, Ayres underscores the importance of prevention efforts to protect forests from highly damaging insects and diseases transmitted as an unintended consequence of global trade.
  • In the News: Washington Post
    Three Science Policy Exchange collaborators are quoted in a new Washington Post article about air quality, health, and economic benefits of the Clean Power Plan.
  • S3 RCN Webinar Announcement
    The S3 RCN Presents New England Landscape Futures Webinar #2 on Thursday November 2, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature a presentation by Joshua Plisinski and Jonathan Thompson of Harvard Forest. They will describe how the New England Landscapes Futures scenarios were translated into input for modeling and mapping future land use, how the maps were made, and how to access the maps.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    After the EPA announced its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a group of 11 scientists reviewed relevant research and reported that the “inside the fence line” approach to regulating carbon dioxide emissions currently favored by the EPA would produce little to no climate and clean air benefits, and would harm human health.
  • In the News: Washington Post
    Science Policy Exchange collaborator Jonathan Buonocore is quoted in the Washington Post, in a new article by Chris Mooney. Buonocore, from the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University, spoke about air quality and health benefits of a strong carbon standard.