POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 7, 2014

Smart Meter Texas portal access; Renewable energy costs predicted to fall; Ozone-pollution standards stick; EPA names new No. 2


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas will open access to the Smart Meter Texas portal to Retail Electric Providers and independent third-party service providers on Nov. 3, Energy Choice Matters reports. Meanwhile, a coalition of REPs said ERCOT should assume ownership of the portal, which is now jointly owned and operated.
  • Some countries may produce electricity with solar and wind at the same cost-level as fossil fuels by 2020, Bloomberg reports on a new energy study.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s ozone-pollution standards were left intact after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Utility Air Regulatory Group, which said the rules were too stringent, Bloomberg writes.
  • Stan Meiburg is coming out of retirement to be the No. 2 official for the EPA, helping with climate change and water pollution, The Hill says.

 

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