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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 10, 2013

Low natural gas prices, energy efficiency to play key roles in EPA’s existing power plant rules

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-12-10 06:44:42

Economists and regulators are beginning to see preliminary results from the potential scenarios under future regulations to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s fleet of power plants. In his Climate Action Plan released in June, President Obama directed U.S. EPA to craft a regulation that would set maximum carbon emissions standards from existing power plants by July 2014. EPA will promulgate the rule under Section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act, which requires states to make individual plans to comply with EPA’s requirements. [ read more … ]

Interior advances research project off Va.

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-12-10 06:45:04

The Interior Department late last week announced it is moving forward on Virginia’s plan to build a 12-megawatt wind project in the Atlantic Ocean after confirming there is no competitive interest in developing the area. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the state’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has been cleared to submit a formal proposal to erect two 6 MW research turbines, which would trigger a National Environmental Policy Act review. [ read more … ]

ClearView Energy’s Tezak discusses tax policy, MLPs and future of state standards

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-12-10 06:45:30

How dependent is renewable power capacity on policy? During today’s OnPoint, Christi Tezak, managing director of research at ClearView Energy Partners, discusses the changing dynamics of the renewable energy tax policy debate and the impact master limited partnerships could have on clean energy projects. She also explains how U.S. EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for power plants could affect state renewable portfolio standards. [ read more … ]

Blowback over wind farm eagle rule

By ALEX GUILLEN, Politico  •    •  Posted 2013-12-10 06:45:47

For once, Republican Sen. David Vitter and the green community are birds of a feather. Wildlife groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are both irate over a new Interior Department rule allowing 30-year permits for wind farms to accidentally kill or injure bald and golden eagles. The rule was to be published in Monday’s Federal Register. [ read more … ]

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