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

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

Utility leader: New England headed for an energy ‘tipping point’

"The New England electricity market will rapidly worsen, requiring further out-of-market actions to adequately compensate generators in order to preserve grid reliability... State subsidies will beget reliability subsidies, driving consumer costs ever higher and doing away with future market-based investments for new or existing power generation."

By |2018-09-06T21:03:08+00:00September 6th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Utility leader: New England headed for an energy ‘tipping point’
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