POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 28, 2014

Young voters favor green candidates; enviro groups' record spending; coal prices expected to rise


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Voters under age 35 are more likely to vote for a candidate who backs greenhouse gas emissions cuts and endorses policies requiring utilities to draw a certain percentage of power from renewable energy sources, the Huffington Post reports on a poll by the University of Texas at Austin. But fewer of those young voters plan to vote on Nov. 4.
  • To try to bring young voters to the polls and influence key races, five top environmental groups say they are spending a record $85 million or more. From the Washington Post article:
    “The groups are driven by the growing urgency of the climate change problem in general, and also the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, which some fear might be hindered in a Republican-controlled Congress.”
  • Investors say a rebound in coal prices is “inevitable” after a series of output cuts around the world, Bloomberg says.
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