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Op-Ed: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan Has Proven Itself Already

William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly: Predictably, the plan has run into a determined legal assault from businesses, industry groups and more than two dozen states, many with economies that rely on coal mining or coal-fired electricity generation, and its fate now lies with the judicial branch. On Tuesday, the United States Court of […]

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Murray Energy’s $250,000 Gift Got a Closed-Door Meeting in Coal Industry Campaign to Sway State Attorneys General

Jennifer A Dlouhy for Bloomberg News: Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s chief executive got a closed-door meeting with state prosecutors to discuss the Obama administration’s regulation of power plants. Eleven days later, the attorneys general went to federal […]

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Largest U.S. Power Market Operator Sees Little Price Increase in EPA Clean Energy Plan

Jonathan Crawford for Bloomberg News: The operator of the largest U.S. power market said it can meet the Obama administration’s sweeping goals to tackle climate change while limiting the impact on power prices to a less than 3 percent rise. Power suppliers in the market, which covers parts of the U.S. mid-Atlantic and Midwest, can […]

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Court Stay a ‘Bump in the Road’ as States Continue With Clean-Utility Plans

Analee Grant for SNL: Before the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan was put on hold by the Supreme Court, many states — even those requesting the stay — were on track to creating a workable plan in time for the September deadline for initial submissions. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, speaking at the Brookings Institution […]

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Editorial: Legal Machinations on Clean Power Plan ‘Beside the Point’

From the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Daily Times: The legal machinations may be beside the point. While efforts to stall the Clean Power Plan are disappointing and counterproductive, market forces and technological advances may ultimately render them meaningless. That’s because the transition to more climate-friendly methods of generating power is already well under way. Energy producers […]

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Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

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Court Ruling in Limbo, States Carry on Toward EPA Clean Power Plan Goals

Annalee Grant for SNL: Several power utilities have expressed relief that they will have more time to consider the future of generation resources while the Clean Power Plan is on hold, but for the most part planning for a lower carbon future will continue regardless of the Supreme Court’s recent stay of the rule. The […]

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Analysts See Little Advantage to Coal Industry in Supreme Court Delay

Taylor Kuykendall for SNL: While some celebrate what they say is not only a break from designing compliance with the Clean Power Plan but also indication that the rule could be tossed completely, some are skeptical a recent U.S. Supreme Court is really much of a saving grace for coal. While coal remains a significant […]

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Death of Supreme Court Justice Keeps EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Technical Limbo

Robinson Meyer for The New Yorker: Although Scalia’s death has already changed the outlook for a number of cases now in front of the Supreme Court, it will also alter the shape of one that will soon arrive: the legal battle over the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is the new set of […]

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U.S. EPA Will Continue to Support State-by-State Move to Cleaner Electricity Generation

U.S. EPA Will Continue to Support State-by-State Modernization of Electricity Generation

Andrew Childers for Bloomberg BNA: Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s signature climate change rule, Administrator Gina McCarthy struck a decidedly optimistic tone, vowing to support ongoing state efforts to shift toward a cleaner power sector. “We’ll move forward. We’ll get this done. We’ll have the [Clean Power Plan]. […]

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