EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

The Obama administration originally found that forcing coal-fired plants to use the mercury control technology would cost an estimated $9.6 billion a year — the most expensive clean air regulation. This cost was far higher than the expected annual health savings of $6 million. However, the administration was able to rack up these health saving numbers by enabling the MATS Rule, with co-benefits adding another $80 billion, according to The New York Times.

By |2018-10-01T17:02:57+00:00October 1st, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” is responsible, constructive

The draft EPA rule still seeks to curb CO2 emissions, but provides states with essential flexibility to balance this requirement with meeting their energy. As before, power plant emissions are still estimated to fall 33 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but do so without imposing the high CPP costs.

By |2018-09-24T17:40:04+00:00September 26th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” is responsible, constructive

Doug Ford deep-sixing Ontario’s Green Energy Act

The Ford government has already canceled 758 renewable energy contracts signed by the Liberals. Ontario has some of the highest electricity rates in North America and its cost was a major issue in the recent provincial election that saw the Conservatives win a landslide majority.

By |2018-09-24T18:57:06+00:00September 25th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Doug Ford deep-sixing Ontario’s Green Energy Act
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