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Will the EPA's New Carbon Rule Survive Judicial Challenge?

July 16, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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Carbon Rules and Court Challenges

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed new carbon emission standards for fossil fuel power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The rules for new-build power plants fall under Section 111(b) and are known as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).[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]

Why Coal-Dependent Utilities Shouldn't Be So Scared of Carbon Regulations

May 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Coal Utilities and Carbon Regulation

The Supreme Court recently upheld the legality of regulating pollution from coal plants across state lines. The ruling thrilled environmental advocates looking to shut down more coal plants. And it likely sent another wave of panic and anger through the corner offices of coal-dependent utilities.[read more]