A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- In an OpEd in today’s The Boston Globe, nuclear energy is touted as a leading clean energy source. The article defends nuclear energy, lists the hurdles that it must overcome (including expensive regulatory hurdles and a reputation for being dangerous) and lists it as the way to help solve the climate change crisis.
- The Business Forward Foundation released a report this month on how severe weather and the new power plant emissions standards will affect the restaurant industry. Key findings include an increase of one penny to the cost of a $20 meal as a result of increased electricity costs caused by the EPA’s new power plant standards. For more, find the report here.
- The Houston Chronicle reports that the state of Texas has spent more than $5 million suing the federal government since 2008. Of this, $82,000 was spent in one month fighting the EPA’s plan to cut carbon emissions. In total, there have been 39 legal suits against the federal government, of which 21 have been aimed at the EPA.