In Kan., FERC's Clark urges care in drafting Clean Power Plan response
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Few states have pushed back as hard as Kansas in response to U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan.
A federal energy regulator's advice to a legislative committee Friday is unlikely to weaken that resolve.
Senate EPW to examine Clean Power Plan
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday will hold the first of what's expected to be a series of hearings examining U.S. EPA's proposed carbon rules for electric utilities.
EPA acting air chief Janet McCabe is expected to provide an update on proposals -- due to be finalized this summer -- for new, modified and existing power plants.
TVA mulling regional approach to EPA Clean Power Plan
The Tennessee Valley Authority has discussed working with several states as one way to comply with U.S. EPA's proposed regulation that targets carbon emissions but will wait until the final rule comes out before making any decisions, the utility's CEO said.
"There have been many discussions with our states, among our states," TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said yesterday. "I don't think those can actually go to fruition until we see what the final rule is."
Wind, solar industries prep recommendations for EPA compliance
The leading trade groups representing the wind and solar industries are drawing up recommendations for state policymakers who will be responsible for complying with U.S. EPA's landmark rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
Obama's budget would reward states for going beyond U.S. EPA mandates
A bit more than a month ago, U.S. EPA offered the first signs of the "stick" the agency may use to compel states to comply with its Clean Power Plan. EPA announced that later this year, it will roll out a federally mandated approach that would be forced on states that don't turn in their own policies to lower their power sectors' greenhouse gas emissions (ClimateWire, Jan. 8).