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February 1, 2012

More Questions for EPA on Regulations

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week requested more answers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the potential negative consequences of its new Utility MACT regulation. In a letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson, signed by committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and thirteen other members, the […]
February 13, 2012

Study Shows EPA Rules Will Cause Power Rate Hikes

A recent study by National Economic Research Associates (NERA) predicts what many, including PACE, have been saying for months: that new EPA rules will cause significant hikes in the price of electricity. The study, released in September 2011, finds that four major EPA rules will come with a total price […]
February 20, 2012

Groups React to Utility MACT Disapproval Resolution

Following last week’s introduction by Senator Jim Inhofe of a disapproval resolution regarding EPA’s Utility MACT rule, a number of groups have stepped forward to offer comments on the senator’s efforts. Among these are organizations are the US Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the National Association of […]
February 29, 2012

EPA Rulemaking Shutters More Capacity

According to a report from Reuters, GenOn Energy will be forced to shutter eight plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey by 2015 due to “more stringent federal environmental regulations.” The move will deactivate 3,140 megawatts of mostly coal-fired generating capacity, beginning with the company’s Elrama coal-fired plant in Pennsylvania […]
March 5, 2012

PACE to Co-Host Energy Conference in Mississippi

On April 4th, 2012, PACE will join with Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering and the Mississippi Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association to host a conference on energy issues. The conference will be held at the Colvard Student Union on the campus of Mississippi State University […]
March 7, 2012

Groups Fight Back in EPA Greenhouse Gas Case

Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. Chief among the concerns expressed in the lawsuit is EPA’s decision to exempt smaller stationary […]