Power Breakfast for April 8, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • States with Renewable Portfolio Standards have higher electricity prices and some, including Kansas, are considering repeals of the laws that mandate utilities derive a certain percent of energy from renewable sources, according to commentary on Forbes’ Capital Flows blog.
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says that demand response programs, which pay consumers and commercial and industrial users to reduce energy consumption, provided 496 megawatts of capacity to the state’s electric grid during a powerful winter storm on Jan. 6.
  • The U.S. Senate will consider President Obama’s nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation this week, which The Hill reports is likely to stir up further debate over climate change regulations.
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