Author Archives: Jeff Bayne

Mayors and Attorneys General Oppose Proposed Automobile Emission Standards

Earlier this month, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule regarding automobile emission standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2021–2026.  Under the Obama Administration, EPA and NHTSA had enacted rules … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC Hydropower Licensing Decision

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit vacated a FERC order renewing a hydroelectric license issued to Alabama Power Company.  FERC had granted Alabama Power Company a new 30-year license in 2013 to continue operating seven hydropower developments along the Coosa … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Extends Abeyance of Clean Power Plan Litigation, Possibly for the Last Time?

The litigation over the CPP has been on hold for over a year, and yesterday the the D.C. Circuit ordered that it remain in abeyance for another 60 days.  At least some of the judges, however, appear to be growing … Continue reading

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President Trump Orders “Immediate Steps” to Support Coal and Nuclear Resources in Latest Chapter of Grid Resiliency Saga

President Trump “has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps” to stop the retirements “fuel-secure power facilities,” according to a statement from the White House Press Secretary.  This is the latest development in a series of efforts … Continue reading

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EIA Anticipates Growth in New Natural-Gas-Fired Generation Capacity in 2018, While New Renewable Capacity Remains Flat

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released information on new generation capacity expected to come online in 2018.  This report is based on data from January and February and on estimates for the remainder of the year derived from … Continue reading

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