POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for May 4, 2015

Texas congressman introduces bill to "gut" EPA; Some view Tesla's battery an opportunity for utilities; Wind export project moves forward


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas introduced a bill to cut 13 programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, including its ability to regulate ozone and carbon dioxide, The Hill reports. The money-saving measure “would force the EPA to close all of its field offices, sell or lease certain properties, cut various climate change programs and stop its environmental justice activities.”
  • The Wall Street Journal suggests utilities should join with Tesla and other battery makers to install power storage batteries at a large scale and “address any lingering perceptions about distributed generation destabilizing the grid.”
  • A plan to build a 730-mile power line to export wind power from Wyoming to southern California is moving forward following the release of a federal environmental study. The Associated Press reports there are still more rounds of federal approvals required before construction can begin.
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