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.