POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for July 20, 2015

AECT head retires; Senate bill would change coal ash rule; Study finds consumer trust in utilities on the increase


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Association of Electric Companies of Texas President John Fainter announced he will retire at the end of the year, Fuel Fix reports.
  • A federal court dismissed Oklahoma’s second lawsuit again the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan ruling that the state cannot challenge the regulation until is it made final, The Hill reports.
  • Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would “let each state use existing EPA health and environment regulations to set up their own permitting program that allows them to recycle and reuse coal ash,” The Hill writes. The bill is similar to one from the House, but differs in that it would prevent the EPA from eventually declaring coal ash to be hazardous.
  • Consumer trust in utility companies is increasing overall due to factors such as customer service, social media presence and more varied energy choices for customers, Fierce Energy says of a new study.
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