POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Feb. 23, 2015

Federal bill proposes carbon emissions permits; Coal likely to fuel developing world; Cold drives up natural gas prices


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • A Washington congressman has filed legislation requiring energy producers to purchase permit for carbon dioxide emissions. According to The Hill, the permit would cost $12.50 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2016, with several federal agencies setting prices in subsequent years.
  • “The developing world will rapidly increase its use of electricity in the next 15 years, and coal remains the most likely fuel to power that growth,” Forbes writes.
  • Severe cold weather across the country is driving up natural gas demand and prices, The Wall Street Journal reports, and analysts expect the trend to continue for several weeks.
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