Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Economics

The Inflation Reduction Act offers powerful tools for solving the ‘peaker problem’

August 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Fossil-fueled peaker power plants, once embraced by utilities for their rapid response capabilities, have entered a new moment in time. Peakers are the power plants that fire up during high peaks of electricity demand, and they are often the dirtiest […]

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget

March 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Energy efficiency programs, clean energy and environmental regulations could take deep cuts if President Trump’s proposed budget gets everything what he wants, although it’s politically likely that he will not. The administration’s fiscal 2020 budget would trim the Department of […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Is The Trump Administration Turning A Blind Eye To The Coal Ash Threat?

March 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

For those questioning whether a former lobbyist for the coal industry is now able to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency, they have received yet another ominous sign: the loosening of coal ash regulations at a time when the numbers show […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Yes, We Should Conserve Energy

August 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced that it would replace fuel efficiency standards enacted by the Obama Administration in order to make cars safer and more affordable. The new proposal unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Fall Means Falling Gasoline Prices

August 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Fall arrives next month. Along with it comes relief from the heat, and usually at the gasoline pump as well. It isn’t simply that demand for gasoline drops after summer driving season. Gasoline is also cheaper to produce after summer, […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide […]


Trump’s New EPA Chief Is Exactly Who You’d Hire to Dismantle Climate Pollution Regulations

December 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Fate of Clean Power Plan Could Rest with Supreme Court

October 6, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

A panel of legal experts told a Bipartisan Policy Center forum Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., that whatever happens with the D.C. Circuit they expect the legal dispute over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will ultimately be decided by the […]