One state is the center of war between natural gas and coal
President Trump has made it abundantly clear by word and by deed that the war on coal launched by President Obama is coming to an end. The announcement last year that the Environmental Protection Agency would replace the Clean Power Plan signaled the demise of crushing ideological regulation and Tony Soprano style pressure on electricity utilities to shut down coal fired plants. But that does not mean this war is over just yet. Read more here.
Rising Natural Gas Prices Will Test U.S. Power Grid this Winter
Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, right now is a good time to be selling natural gas. That’s because the price for natural gas just keeps going up. But why is it rising, and how will that impact millions of U.S. households that depend on natural gas for both home heating and electricity? Read more here.
EPA Proposes 111(b) REvisions to Advance Clean Energy Technology
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to revise the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants. EPA is proposing, under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(b), to revise its determination of the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for these plants. This determination would replace EPA’s 2015 determination that partial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology was the BSER for new coal units. Learn more here