Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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‘Major Questions’ Impacts Energy Regulation

Credit to Author: Kenny Stein| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:12:51 +0000

On the final day of the Supreme Court’s term, the Court ruled in favor of West Virginia and other petitioners challenging the claimed regulatory authority that underlaid the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—the

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The Profound Climate Implications of Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 01:18:14 +0000

This term, alongside a number of cases with the potential for seismic implications, the Supreme Court also took up West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. Though the case caught fewer headlines, it, too, threatened Earth-shifting implications all its own by thrusting into question a critical EPA lever for addressing climate change. Now we have that decision in […]

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Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:13:41 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, on June 30 said the EPA does […]

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on EPA’s Purview Over Power Plant GHG Emissions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 16:19:31 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on a landmark case that could determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to broadly interpret the Clean Air Act (CAA) to establish carbon emission standards for coal, oil, and gas–fired power plants. Arguments in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (No. 20-1530) presented to […]

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