Friday, June 6, 2014

South Carolina: The perfect case study for new EPA power plant rules | TheHill

By Frank Knapp Jr.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released proposed rules for reducing carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants in an effort to address the negative impacts of climate change.  Power plants contribute about 40 percent of the country’s carbon pollution.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy is thus very important and it is clear that EPA rules for states to control carbon pollution are needed.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

PSC Elects Officers

On June 4, 2014, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina elected Commissioner Nikiya "Nikki" Hall to serve as Chairman and Commissioner Swain E. Whitfield to serve as Vice-Chairman for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016.

Energy Efficiency Strategy Benefits From A Portfolio Approach

ContributorThe issue of how to finance energy efficiency continues to evolve. Since the program was launched in 2011, more than $1.77 billion in vehicles such as equity re-investment, distributed generation contracts, and tax-exempt leases have helped organizations achieve their goals. That doesn’t include the roughly $1.4 billion in performance contracts being used by the federal government; right now, this sort of financing isn’t used very much by the private sector, Vargas said. “Some people will tell you it’s a red herring,” she said.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Obama’s climate rule clocks in at 645 pages | TheHill

By Tim Devaney - 06/02/14 12:31 PM EDT
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The public will have 120 days to comment on the first version of the rules. After that, the EPA will read through the comments and is likely move forward with a final version.
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