Tag Archives: MATS

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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D.C. Circuit Holds in Abeyance MATS and NSPS Litigation

In addition to the D.C. Circuit’s order granting EPA’s motion to hold in abeyance litigation surrounding the Clean Power Plan, the court last week also put holds on ongoing litigation over EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) 2016 Supplemental … Continue reading

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5th Circuit Grants Abeyance and EPA Postpones Compliance Deadlines for Effluent Limitation Guidelines; EPA Submits Further Abeyance Motions

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued an order granting EPA’s motion to hold Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA (consolidated challenges to EPA’s “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category” (Rule)) in abeyance for … Continue reading

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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Opening Briefs Filed in NSPS, MATS Litigation

On December 14, EPA filed its initial brief in North Dakota v. EPA, the challenge to EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new power plants.  Issues include EPA’s determinations regarding the viability and cost of carbon capture and storage and the … Continue reading

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