Power Breakfast for Aug. 4, 2014

Renewables surpass hydroelectric generation; FERC chair named; states sue EPA


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

  • Non-hydroelectric sources like solar and wind are projected to surpass annual hydroelectric generation for the first time this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas wind generated 100 times as much power as water last year, but fossil fuel still generates 75 percent of the state’s power most of the time, Fuel Fix reports.
  • Cheryl LaFleur was named chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday effective until April 15 when Norman Bay will take over the position, The Hill reports.
  • Twelve states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over the proposed carbon emissions rules from coal-fired power plants, Bloomberg reports.
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