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.”