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Utility Seeks DOE Emergency Assistance to Resolve Alleged Market Emergency

At the end of March, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FirstEnergy) sent a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) requesting that the agency issue an emergency order under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act.  Section 202(c) allows for orders during … Continue reading

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Virginia Proposes to Join RGGI, Cut Emissions by 30%

On January 8, Virginia’s proposed Regulation for Emissions Trading Programs was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.  The regulation proposes a CO2 Budget Trading Program that imposes a declining cap on carbon emissions from certain fossil-fuel-fired stationary boilers, combustion … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Denies DTE Energy Petition for Review; EPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Guidance on EPA’s New Source Review Authority

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied DTE Energy Company’s July 31 petition for review of United States v. DTE Energy Co., 845 F.3d 735 (6th Cir. 2017), which held that EPA may use its New Source Review (NSR) enforcement authority … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal See Record Drop in 2015

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption dropped dramatically during 2015. EIA’s numbers indicate that coal emissions fell by 231 million metric tons in 2015, with nearly every state experiencing a … Continue reading

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Watch Now: EPA Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal

EPA is holding a public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan today, November 28, and tomorrow, November 29, at the West Virginia Capitol Building in Charlestown.  Speakers at today’s and tomorrow’s hearing will represent both national … Continue reading

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