POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Jan. 7, 2015

Ample natural gas supplies on hand this winter; Senator urges EPA pull power plant regulations; Florida seeks to allow consumers to sell solar energy


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Colder temperatures in much of the country should not spur a repeat of 2014 natural gas price spikes, OilPrice.com reports, citing Energy Information Administration data that “a record year for natural gas production combined with slightly lower-than-expected demand for natural gas has eased concerns about supply shortages for the winter.”
  • In a letter Tuesday, a South Dakota senator demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdraw regulations targeting emissions at existing power plants. From The Hill’s report:

    “As you know, affordable and reliable energy helps grow the economy and helps low- and middle-income families make ends meet,” [Sen. John] Thune wrote. “Unfortunately, the [rule] will only increase electrical rates and hurt those who can afford it the least.”

  • A petition launched in Florida seeks to allow business or property owners to produce solar power and then sell that power directly to others without having to go through a utility, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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