POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 10, 2014

Railroad Commission name changed proposed; global energy demand on the rise; EPA "flooded" with Clean Power Plan comments


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • A new proposal to change the name of the Texas Railroad Commission, which hasn’t dealt with railroads in nine years, may be putting form over substance, the Houston Chronicle writes. Still, the legislature will again consider “Texas Energy Resources Commission” when session convenes next month.
  • Global demand for energy should rise by about 35 percent through 2040, Exxon Mobil said in its annual outlook, driven by expansion of the middle class in developing countries. Reuters reports a slower growth in emissions and eventual decline also is expected, and nuclear power is forecast to grow by 90 percent.
  • “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been flooded with reaction to its regulations that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, with 2 million comments and still counting.
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