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Maryland Suit Seeks Ozone Controls for Upwind Coal Plants under the Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor Provision

Yesterday, the State of Maryland filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland seeking an order requiring EPA to perform its non-discretionary duty to either approve or deny a petition submitted by the state on … Continue reading

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EPA Moves to Hold Coal Ash Rule in Abeyance and to Continue Oral Argument

Last week, EPA filed a motion asking the D.C. Circuit to postpone oral argument scheduled for October 17 in Utility Solid Waste Activities Group v. EPA, Docket No. 15-1219, the litigation surrounding its Coal Ash Rule.  EPA also moved to … Continue reading

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Berkley Lab Releases Utility-Scale Solar Report

Earlier this week, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) released Utility-Scale Solar 2016, its fifth annual report of the utility-scale (i.e., ground mounted and greater than 5 MWAC) solar project fleet in the United States.  The report summarizes installation and … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects “Perfect Substitution Assumption” in NEPA Analysis of Coal Leases

On Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management, Docket No. 15-8109, rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to approve four coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) Region on … Continue reading

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DOE Releases “Voices of Experience” Paper on Integrating Intermittent Resources

“Start preparing now,” the Department of Energy (DOE) says in a recently released report intended to provide practical guidance to utilities seeking to integrate intermittent resources onto their systems.  The report, entitled Voices of Experience | Integrating Intermittent Resources: What … Continue reading

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