POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 5, 2015

Nuclear capacity in 2020; EPA's Clean Power Plan; Solar power tax credit to expire


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • The EIA states that 5,000 MW of nuclear capacity is set to come online by 2020. Note that this number does not account for the recent news of impending nuclear facility closures. Additionally, up to 11 percent of the current U.S. fleet is at risk for retirement.
  • In response to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, some states are taking sides on the issue. Additionally, several utilities are also suing the EPA including the National Mining Association. The regulations are designed to shift the utility industry toward clean energy sources.
  • The most significant solar power tax credit will expire in 2016, which is leading solar developers to finish projects before the deadline so that they may take advantage of the credits. Bloomberg New Energy Finance states that without the tax credits, solar installations could drop roughly 70 percent.
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