POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for April 27, 2015

Texas authority says Clean Power Plan nationalizes electric utilities; Demand response emissions impact studied; Nuclear industry pushes for climate rule change


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • “Compliance with the EPA’s requirements would cede fundamental state authority over electric utilities,” Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Harnett White writes in a new publication about the Clean Power Plan.
  • Demand response could directly reduce carbon emissions by more than 1 percent, a new analysis by the Advanced Energy Management Alliance finds. Navigant Research writes more analysis will be required to make states and the EPA comfortable with including demand response in their plans.
  • The nuclear industry is encouraging the EPA to reconsider the Clean Power Plan’s strategy on allowing states with nuclear power plants to credit 6 percent of their nuclear output toward emissions reduction goals. The industry says 6 percent “is arbitrary and is a disincentive for states that might otherwise switch to nuclear sooner,” The Hill reports.
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