Will the Clean Power Plan Survive Congressional and Legal Challenges?

The Obama administration’s climate policy centerpiece – the Clean Power Plan – is being seriously threatened on regulatory, legislative and legal fronts. The Clean Power Plan seeks to limit carbon emissions from the electric power sector by giving states latitude in implementing a combination of renewable energy, energy efficiency and …

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Legal Hurdles, Political Battles Ahead for EPA Carbon Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a fight ahead over proposed and pending greenhouse gas regulations for power plants. The agency published proposed carbon emissions standards for new power plants on January 8, with comments due March 10. Those standards, which would preclude new coal-fired power plants without carbon …

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Microgrids: Motivation and Markets

What are the factors driving the development of microgrids worldwide and how large is the market expected to grow? The Australian Broadcasting Corp recently aired a Radio National Future Tense program exploring the economic, technical, and policy issues of microgrid adoption. Microgrids: hyper-distributed power features Dawn Santoianni discussing microgrids in …

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