POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 6, 2014

TCEQ questions lowering ozone standards; Texas wind farms in the works; Winter gas heating bills may spike; Dreaming of private transmission lines


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to lower ozone standards, saying it “will fail to provide any measurable increase in human health protection” and “would actually result in more deaths in some cities,” including Houston.
  • Two more wind farms are in development in the Texas Panhandle to supply electricity to cities downstate in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid, the Amarillo Globe News says.
  • Natural gas storage levels are still low, which means homeowners who heat with gas could again see winter heating bill spikes, CNBC reports.
  • The Chicago Tribune says a Houston businessman envisions building five private electricity transmission lines to move wind-generated power across the country, but not everyone likes that idea.
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