POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Sept. 24, 2014

Comptroller calls for end to renewable subsidies; Natural gas prices projected not to rise; clean energy standards considered


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • A new Texas Comptroller report calls for discontinuing renewable energy subsidies and allowing for a more market-driven approach to meeting the state’s growing electricity demand. From the Your Houston News report:

    “Renewable generators have been given a major helping hand to develop their industry, but it is now virtually a mature segment,” [Comptroller Susan] Combs said. “Developing technology to store renewable energy, so that it can provide reserve capacity available to the grid during peak demand, should be part of the renewable industry’s responsibility before it adds additional generation that is still intermittent.”

  • Houston energy experts say natural gas prices aren’t going to rise significantly any time soon, Fuel Fix reports.
  • Nuclear power and clean coal technology are keys to bridging the debate over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a Forbes columnist says.

 

 

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