Power Breakfast for July 3, 2014

EPA adds hearings; renewables investments forecast; utilities cyberattacked


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

  • The Environmental Protection Agency has added four public hearings to its schedule to gather input on the proposed carbon emissions rules for power plants, according to The Hill. The additional hearings will be in July in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburg and Washington, D.C.
  • The EPA also added natural gas from landfills, manure digesters and sewage treatment plants to the types of fuels that can be used to satisfy the federal biofuel mandate, Reuters reports.
  • A new report predicts renewable energy sources will make up 66 percent of investments in new generating capacity by 2030, The Hill reports, while fossil fuels will still account for the greatest share of power generation.
  • At least three utilities have reported suspected cyberattacks to one of the largest power plants in the country and high-voltage transmission systems in the Midwest in the past year, the Wall Street Journal says.
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