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The possible demise of the Biden administration’s proposed Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is driving a focus on other greenhouse gas policies that may be more viable, including expanded clean energy tax credits and tough EPA power plant climate and air rules amid reports of a scramble to come up with other options.

EPA is formalizing plans to incorporate and address potential adverse climate change effects, especially on vulnerable communities, into all aspects of its work, including rulemakings, enforcement and other program and policy measures, in keeping with the Biden administration’s push for government-wide adaptation in the face of potential risks.

California officials are floating a first-time draft “natural and working lands” climate strategy that features “nature-based” solutions to sequester carbon, a plan that will guide how the state air board sets greenhouse gas-reduction targets for the sector in order to achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2035 or 2045.

Regional electric grid operators are pushing back on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) draft rules to ease deployment of transmission lines needed to integrate high levels of renewables, while environmentalists, Biden administration officials and some states are cheering the plan.

White House officials are touting their just-released climate finance roadmap to emphasize the systemic risks they say climate change poses to the economy and to highlight a series of just-issued and upcoming policies that could help their push for more ambitious pledges from other countries at next month’s climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Biden officials at the Interior Department (DOI) are outlining next steps for up to seven new offshore wind lease sales in the administration’s current term, as they hope to usher in a boom in offshore wind projects across the country to help achieve their low-carbon power goals.

White House international climate envoy John Kerry is ramping up pressure on Democrats in Congress to resolve longstanding disagreements and pass significant climate change legislation, warning that a failure to pass such a bill would be akin to the Trump administration’s rebuke of international climate policy.

An industry-led group that has developed a voluntary framework for disclosing climate risks is now urging companies to disclose so-called scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, while not requiring the disclosure of scope 3 emissions tied to consumers’ actions.

Eastern states that have adopted California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate are floating a detailed proposal to California air board staff for compliance flexibility by pooling or transferring credits between states, when the rule requirements get increasingly tougher for model year 2026-35 vehicles.

Automakers are pressing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure its updated light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards do not require improvements beyond EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas limits, even as environmental groups are urging both agencies to impose rules stricter than their preliminary plans.

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