POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 18, 2014

ERCOT raises concerns about Clean Power Plan; White House threatens to veto EPA-related bills; NRC says rules aren't set up for reactor shut-downs


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • The timing and scale of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan raises “serious concerns,” including threats to grid reliability and electricity rates increasing as much as 20 percent in the next few years, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said in its analysis released Monday. From The Dallas Morning News article:

    “Fast-tracking the changes “will require major improvements to ERCOT’s transmission system, posing significant costs not considered in EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analysis,” the report said. The grid manager stopped short of opposing the EPA plan. It instead called for more attention to electricity reliability issues.”

  • The White House has threatened to veto three House bills that would restrict the EPA’s ability to issue new regulations, saying the trio would impede the agency’s ability to protect the environment and public health, The Hill reports. The House plans to vote of the Secret Science Reform Act, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act and the Promoting New Manufacturing Act this week.
  • The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday the agency’s rules were set up to oversee more reactor construction, not supervise the decommissioning of nuclear reactors that it expects to do more of in coming years, The New York Times reports, and the future of proposed nuclear waste repository is still far from assured.
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