Power Breakfast for June 13, 2014


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

  • More than half of voters in coal-heavy states would oppose Senate candidates who support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission regulations on existing power plants, according to a poll commissioned by the National Mining Association. From The Hill’s report:

    “The implication for U.S. Senate candidates in coal states is stark: putting yourself in favor of a rule that puts low-cost electricity and jobs at risk will put your race at risk,” Rich Nolan, senior vice president of government affairs at the NMA, said in a statement. “The implication for U.S. Senate candidates in coal states is stark: putting yourself in favor of a rule that puts low-cost electricity and jobs at risk will put your race at risk,” Rich Nolan, senior vice president of government affairs at the NMA, said in a statement.”

  • The EPA is taking steps to improve the efficiency of clothes dryers, which have barely improved their energy efficiency since the 1970s, USA Today reports. Americans spend $9 billion annually to operate inefficient dryers.
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