POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for July 29, 2015

Court orders review of cross-state air pollution limits; Studies support regional approach to Clean Power Plan; Sources say EPA will ease emission-cutting deadline


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ease limits on cross-state emissions, but also affirmed the agency’s right to enforce the regulation. The Texas Tribune examines how state regulators and environmentalist are both claiming victory, noting a statement from Attorney General Ken Paxton that he was “pleased the court has sent the EPA marching back to the drawing board.”
  • A regional approach to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan regulations would be cost-effective than the proposed state-by-state approach, Platts reports on two new studies. The analyses differ on the cost of compliance and the impact on power bills.
  • “The Environmental Protection Agency will give states an additional two years – until 2022 – to begin phasing in pollution cuts, even as the agency toughens the standards that many states will ultimately have to meet,” The Washington Post writes. Officials tell the Post states will be incentivized to expand renewables and energy efficiency programs in the first years of the program.
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