POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 9, 2014

Rolling blackouts ordered in South Texas; Judge rejects EPA lawsuit; Wind, solar to outpace hydropower


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Rolling blackouts were conducted in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Wednesday after a problem with the area’s electricity transmission network caused the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to import power from Mexico, the Associated Press said.
  • Nebraska sued the Environmental Protection Agency over the proposed greenhouse gas emission limits for new power plants, but a federal judge threw out the case calling it too soon to challenge a rule “that the EPA has not yet actually made,” Courthouse News Service reports.
  • For the first time, wind and solar power are expected to surpass hydropower generation this year, while total renewables consumption will increase about 4.5 percent next year, Bloomberg reports on the Energy Information Administration’s short-term energy outlook.

 

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