A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Legislators in Ohio are considering a bill that would freeze requirements that power companies generate electricity from renewable sources, calling the rules “unrealistic” and a stymie to investments, Bloomberg reports.
- President Obama’s second nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was drilled Tuesday on what his focus would do if the Environmental Protection Agency rules limiting coal plants’ carbon emissions are finalized. From The Hill article:
“”I would be looking, if confirmed, to try to access what the reliability impacts are and what FERC can do to work with key stakeholders to ensure that there is sufficient planning and preparation and discussion,” [nominee Norman] Bay said.”
- The Washington Post shines a spotlight on a pair of inventors developing rugged solar cells who claim covering the nation’s roadways could harvest enough power to produce three times the nation’s total energy consumption. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration awarded the pair a series of contracts to further their concept.