The multi-state action, supported by Delaware and Connecticut, among others, is aimed at requiring nine upwind states, which include Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio, to be a “good neighbor” by reducing air pollution emissions that are carried by prevailing winds and contribute to the formation of ozone to the north and east. […]
The nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that make up the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to empower states to use market-based programs to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants. […]
President Obama’s proposal to slash carbon dioxide emissions from the existing power plant fleet could scramble regulatory compliance strategies and alter electricity markets, consultants from ICF International said in a webinar July 30.
MISO’s executive vice president of transmission and technology, Clair Moeller, said most of the transmission projects within the RTO’s footprint are proceeding well, and outlined MISO’s concerns about generation retirements and its ability to meet natural gas demands during future winter seasons. […]
Xcel Chairman, President and CEO Ben Fowke said Oct. 27 that the company’s Southwestern Public Service Company in Texas does not have many viable options to comply with the new rules due to transmission constraints. […]
Offering a brief preview of what he will file with a key US House of Representatives subcommittee Tuesday, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Philip Moeller told a generator group Monday that the timing of a collection of environmental rules may be so aggressive that they could hinder power grid reliability. […]