POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Aug. 22, 2014

Gas power tops in Texas; solar power booming; air pollution decreasing


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Texas gets most of its electricity from natural gas and is expected to continue rely on the fuel more than any other state for at least the next 25 years, according to the Energy Information Administration as reported by Valve Magazine.
  • Falling prices and large-scale installations are driving a boom in solar power, but the energy source still isn’t a big part of America’s power mix, Fast Company writes.

  • Nuclear-power opponents are trying to stop outgoing Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners William Magwood from participating in votes this month on long-term nuclear waste storage and reactor licensing, the Washington Post reports.
  • An Environmental Protection Agency study found that the U.S. has made “substantial progress” in reducing air pollution since 1990, but has more work to do in some low-income urban areas, Reuters reports.

 

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