More than half of Michigan’s renewable energy capacity will not count towards its carbon-reduction goals under the federal Clean Power Plan, state officials said today. Due to the state’s “aggressive” renewable portfolio standard passed by the Legislature in 2008, a majority of the generation installed since then will likely not receive credit under the plan.
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final Clean Power Plan now public, a tiny St. Paul nonprofit may soon have a bigger role in overseeing compliance data.
"The region is generally well-positioned to be OK," concludes a report from the Analysis Group, despite concerns raised by some states and utilities.
Low-income residents’ health and pocketbooks are disproportionately affected by burning fossil fuels, and they stand to benefit the most as states cut carbon, according to two new reports.
Despite a promise by congressional Republicans to kill federal carbon regulations being finalized this summer, the author of a new report says that most states have begun planning to comply with them.
The changes required by the Clean Power plan are too much, too fast, and threaten electric affordability and reliability, a group of utilities and state regulators said Tuesday.
Despite Ohio's antipathy toward the Clean Power plan, state regulators do not want the General Assembly to pass any law that would interfere with eventual compliance.
Shifting natural gas prices are making it a challenge for states to place their bets on the most cost-effective and least risky ways to comply with impending carbon regulations.
Critics are raising conflict of interest questions about a report warning about reliability risks from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
A case currently before the Supreme Court could decide whether coal-fired power plants can escape federal rules for mercury and other hazardous air emissions.