Energy Efficiency under EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan.
Disruptive Technology or Regulatory Challenge?
The view from Oregon and Portland General Electric.
Cheap natural gas is not just hurting coal. It’s doing the same to nuclear.
Charting a Path Forward
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must – first – consider the costs of compliance before fixing a specific cap on mercury emissions. What’s next?
The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent study on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) appears really as just a careful continuation of what it has been saying all along – that the drilling techniques used to retrieve shale gas are pretty safe. Thus, while it hedged a little, EPA emphasized that there’s no “widespread” problems associated with fracking and drinking water supplies.
If energy storage succeeds, it’s a new battlefield.
State utility commissioners in all 50 states are under a lot of stress. First, they must formulate and plan for the future of their states’ electrical grids and at the same time, keep their eyes on the developments in Washington and on the EPA whose Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the elephant in their room. It could be argued that they have a job far worse than the Maytag repairman: Instead of having nothing to do, they have everything to do. Currently, they may have the most difficult job in the US.
Can EPA’s Clean Power Plan Pass Muster?