POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 12, 2014

Obama announces new emissions goal in China deal; States defend EPA in lawsuit; Energy demand may outpace supply


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • For the first time, China has committed to cap its carbon emissions and increase the use of non-fossil fuels by 20 percent by 2030, according to the Washington Post. In negotiating the deal, President Obama announced the U.S. will aim to cut emissions by 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
  • Wind turbines provided 10,301 megawatt of the power within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area on Tuesday morning, setting a new record, the Dallas Business Journal reports.
  • “Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are backing the Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit against the administration’s landmark climate rule on pollution from power plants,” The Hill writes. Several green groups also have requested to file a brief in defense of the EPA calling the lawsuit “premature and meritless.”
  • The world’s demand for energy may outpace supply, which may be limited by politics, conflicts and policies, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook. From the Wall Street Journal’s report, “Though global resources are adequate to meet the growth in consumption, significant investment and political action are needed to ensure the resources are developed.”

 

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