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October 26, 2015

States, industries launch legal assault

Robin Bravender and Jean Chemnick, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2015-10-26 06:44:57

The legal onslaught against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan kicked off Friday as 25 states, industry and labor groups challenged the rule in court. Friday’s formal publication of the U.S. EPA rule to curb power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions triggered a 60-day deadline for challenging the rule in court. A coalition led by West Virginia filed a petition challenging the rule on behalf of 24 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. [ read more … ]

Wind power industry catches another breeze

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-10-26 06:45:30

The U.S. wind power industry added 1,602 megawatts of new generation during the third quarter of 2015, nearly four times the amount of capacity added in the same quarter of 2014 and the second-highest third quarter since 2012. For the first nine months of 2015, U.S. wind energy capacity expanded by 3,596 MW, placing the industry on track to have its strongest growth year since 2012, according to newly published figures from the American Wind Energy Association. [ read more … ]

Paul Ryan taps GOP power broker David Hoppe for top job

By Robert Costa, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2015-10-26 06:46:34

Hoppe, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, currently works as a senior policy adviser at Squire Patton Boggs and as a senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit think tank that counts former Democratic and Republican leaders as its founders. A K Street veteran, he previously worked at Quinn Gillespie & Associates and at Hoppe Strategies, his own firm. [ read more … ]

Kochs among top donors to industry ally Ryan

Manuel QuiƱones, Geof Koss, Daniel Bush and Hannah Northey, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2015-10-26 06:46:58

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), now officially running for speaker of the House, is awash in energy industry donations, an indication of his policy views and allegiances. But observers on both sides of the aisle and in the lobbying world are watching whether the policy wonk on issues like entitlements and taxes will have a major impact on energy and environmental policy if, as expected, he succeeds Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as speaker. [ read more … ]

Apple Cleaning Up Act in China With More Renewable Energy

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  •    •  Posted 2015-10-26 06:46:01

Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads during the past eight years. The world’s most valuable company is working with its Chinese suppliers to eventually produce 2.2 gigawatts of solar power and other renewable energy.
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