Power Breakfast for May 20, 2014


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

  • In a letter to President Obama, Gov. Rick Perry criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent regulations on coal power plants calling them bad for the economy and for the country’s energy reliability. From The Texas Tribune article:

    “”The success we’ve seen in Texas shows that energy production and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive,” Perry wrote. “If adopted, the Texas approach could create jobs, contribute billions of dollars to the economy, strengthen our energy security and make the United States a global energy powerhouse today and for future generations.””

  • The EPA finalized rules giving power plants and factories options to prevent fish killed when water is used to cool machinery, Bloomberg reports.
  • The Washington Post published an update on the Kemper plant – the nation’s first to include carbon-capture technology – and the anticipated environmental and economic benefits, despite continued delays and cost overruns.
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Job One Profiles: Razen Thomas






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A Soaring Success






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