POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for April 24, 2015

Natural gas to keep Texas power rates lower than other states; EPA chief defends Clean Power Plan


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • “Texans can expect at least some break on rising light bills because a growing population of ratepayers will share the costs of building a more gas-powered grid,” the Houston Chronicle reports from the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference. Cheap natural gas is emerging as the fuel of choice for new power plants, panelists there said, generating 41 percent of the state’s power last year.
  • Also at the conference Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy tried to reassure power grid operators that the agency’s regulations would not jeopardize reliability and that coal would continue to provide about 30 percent of the nation’s projected electricity capacity in 2030. The Houston Chronicle says power generators contend the rules are not feasible and would “hurt people and cripple economies for negligible environmental benefit.”
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