POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Sept. 12, 2014

Texas solar boom; Senate calls for Clean Power Plan extension; Climate plan testimony


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Texas ranks as the sixth most attractive state for solar power development and eighth in the nation in megawatts of solar installed in 2013, Greentech Media reports in an examination of a potential solar energy boom here. From the article:

    “Even though Texas has experienced modest solar power growth to date, its potential, according to Ernst & Young, is the greatest in the nation by far due to its abundant land area, relatively easy permitting, and significant available transmission capacity for new projects.”

  • A majority of the Senate called for an extension of the public comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emissions rule. The Hill reports 53 senators proposed a 60-day extension.
  • The White House science adviser and an EPA administrator are scheduled to appear before a House committee next week to discuss President Obama’s climate plan, according to The Hill.
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