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EPA's Clean Power Plan: Texas's Last Stand or Last Hope?

September 1, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Texas and the Clean Power Plan

The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions for existing power plants. Texas, the number one polluter in the country, needs to cut 195 billion pounds of carbon in the next 18 years, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. However, the EPA suggests Texas could easily meet its goal.[read more]

EPA’s Clever Legal Trick Could Save Its Clean Power Plan

June 24, 2014 by Brian H. Potts
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The EPA did something very unusual when it released its Clean Power Plan earlier this month. The agency also released a 104 page legal memorandum arguing that its plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants is legal under the Clean Air Act.[read more]

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10 Key Questions for Assessing EPA's Proposed Carbon Rules Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

June 2, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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EPA Carbon Rules Announcement

The EPA can't mandate how utilities achieve proposed emissions reductions. It is only setting guidelines for what states must do. That said, if the EPA does not like what it sees over the next two years before Obama leaves the White House, it can send state regulators back to their drawing boards.[read more]

Energy Secretary Hints at EPA Carbon Rules: No 'Credible Resolution' Ignores Demand Side

May 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Under the upcoming Environmental Protection Agency rules for existing power plants, to be announced by President Barack Obama in early June, states will have the flexibility to develop customized plans based on their generation portfolios using a wide array of technologies.[read more]

Calculating the Emissions From All Those New Chinese Coal Plants

April 27, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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I mentioned in a prior post (2C in our rear-view mirror, geoengineering dead ahead) that the IEA had tweeted out an astonishing statistic, namely that from 2005 to 2012 China had added 150MW of new coal-fired electricity generation every day.[read more]