Report: EPA Carbon Regulations Won’t Impact Reliability The Analysis Group released a report on March 16 that the EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP), which will regulate CO2 emissions beginning in 2020, will not impact grid reliability in the PJM Interconnect region. (PJM oversees electricity markets in 13 states across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, as well … Continue reading Report: EPA Carbon Regulations Won’t Impact Reliability
Could these tiny beads be the solution to stopping CO2 emissions? CCS or carbon capture and storage is a climate change solution that works to safely remove CO2 from power plants and industrial processes before it reaches the atmosphere. One method that groups like the Global CCS Institute have been promoting for carbon capture relies … Continue reading Could these tiny beads be the solution to stopping CO2 emissions?
Energy Bombshell: CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014 Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide that global emissions from the energy sector flatlined during a time of economic growth for the first time in 40 years. The International Energy Agency announced Friday that energy-related CO2 emissions last … Continue reading Energy Bombshell: #CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014
PJM analysis of EPA Clean Power Plan puts price on carbon A new analysis of the economic impacts of U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan by the nation’s largest grid operator places a price on carbon dioxide emissions and concludes that under nearly 40 compliance scenarios, a regional solution is less costly than a state-by-state approach. … Continue reading PJM analysis of EPA Clean Power Plan puts price on carbon
Grid operators push for more time on EPA plan Achieving the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan requires more time, more regional cooperation and a “carbon price” — a de facto economic penalty for power plant carbon emissions — state utility commissioners were told yesterday. Four senior power grid executives offered assessments of key engineering and … Continue reading Grid operators push for more time on EPA plan
Will closure of Billings energy plant increase the cost of electricity? BILLINGS – It’s lights out for a major Billings power plant and the closure now raises concerns in the community about higher electric bills. But as PPL Montana’s Corette plant powers down, it may not cause the financial burden Yellowstone County residents fear. The … Continue reading Will closure of Billings energy plant increase the cost of electricity?
US central grid to delve into CO2 rule impact Houston, 27 January (Argus) — The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is working to further evaluate the impact of the proposed federal carbon rule on the coal-dependent region that will cover parts of 12 states from the Gulf of Mexico to the upper Great Plains by year-end. … Continue reading US central grid to delve into CO2 rule impact
We Read the Comments, So You Don’t Have To, Part 3: ISOs and RTOs After the comment period closed on December 1, the stats were in: EPA received more than 4 million comments on the Clean Power Plan from individuals, organizations, and state regulatory bodies. By one estimate, it would take 71 people working eight … Continue reading We Read the Comments, So You Don’t Have To, Part 3: ISOs and RTOs
RGGI kicks off bidding process for March CO2 allowance auction Participating states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative released auction documents Jan. 12 for the first CO2 allowance sale of 2015, which begins the bidding process for the March 11 auction. Read full article at SNL