Power Breakfast for May 13, 2014


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

  • The EPA’s proposal requiring power plants to capture greenhouse gases has other industries worried the rule sets a dangerous precedent for them. Bloomberg reports refiners, paper makers and steel producers are among the groups lobbying against the restrictions.
  • A bill to encourage energy efficiency in buildings was derailed in the Senate by debate of the Keystone XL pipeline and new climate change regulations, the New York Times reports.
  • Nuclear energy should have a place in the country’s long-term energy future, Robert Bryce writes in Bloomberg:

    “Reactor technology is improving fast, the nuclear sector is getting significant private-sector investment, and mainstream environmentalists are embracing nuclear like never before. To be clear, nuclear faces many challenges — it’s too expensive and there are too many old plants — but with the right policies in place, nuclear should become more affordable and safer over the coming decades.”

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