December 2, 2023

Clean Air Act

FERC Dives into Reliability Implications of EPA’s Power Plant Rule
FERC hosted a senior EPA staffer and heard from the industry and states on how the environmental regulator's latest proposal to cut carbon emissions from  power plants will impact grid reliability as it is implemented.
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EPA Power Plant Proposal Gets Mixed Reception in Comments
EPA received comments on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants, with some, including ISO/RTOs, arguing the proposal needed major improvements to preserve reliability.
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Overheard at NARUC Summer Policy Summit 2023
NARUC's annual Summer Policy Summit attracted more than 1,000 attendees for discussions on understanding and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.
EPA Proposes New Emissions Standards for Power Plants
EPA announced proposed rules to reduce CO2 emissions from coal and gas power plants by requiring them to use carbon capture and co-firing of hydrogen.
Sierra Club Sues Largest Ill. Coal Plant over Permitting
One of the largest power plants in Illinois has been running without proper permits since it went into service, the Sierra Club contends in a lawsuit.
DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to CSAPR
The D.C. Circuit threw out a challenge from the Midwest Ozone Group to EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
EPA Reaffirms Power Plant Mercury Regulations
EPA reaffirmed the legal basis for its MATS rule, but there will be no immediate impact, as the 519 plants affected are already in compliance.
U.S. House of Representatives
New House GOP Majority Moves to Aid Fossil Fuel Sector
House members squared off over a set of proposals from the new GOP majority to lessen environmental and other regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.
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W. Va. v. EPA Ruling: `Nuclear Bomb’ or `Speed Limit’?
The Supreme Court’s ruling on EPA's regulation of GHG emissions will chill agency rulemakings but won't cripple regulation, attorneys told an EBA forum.
US Power Plant CO2 Emissions Rise 7% in 2021, Ceres Finds
Carbon dioxide emissions by the 100 largest U.S. electric power producers increased 7% from 2020 to 2021, Ceres reported in its annual benchmarking analysis.

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