July 30, 2014 - Delay on climate change would be costly, White House report says
Although delaying action to address climate change "can reduce costs in the short run, on net, delaying action to limit the effects of climate change is costly," the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said in a July 29 report.
July 30, 2014 - Broad industry coalition urges EPA to rework proposed rule on existing plant emissions
The Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of business organizations representing over 80 percent of the U.S. economy, has urged the Environmental Protection Agency "to go back to the drawing board" on its proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
July 30, 2014 - Technical training on operations improvement and overhead distribution systems
The American Public Power Association offers two in-depth courses for technical personnel at its Fall Education Institute, Sept 29-Oct 3, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
July 29, 2014 - Duke Energy Progress to purchase $1.2 billion of NCEMPA generation assets
Duke Energy Progress and the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) announced yesterday that their boards of directors have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's ownership in certain generating assets.
July 29, 2014 - Study sees huge jump in wholesale power prices with less diverse generation portfolio
The current diversified portfolio of generation in the United States lowers the cost of generating electricity by more than $93 billion per year, and halves the potential variability of monthly power bills compared to a less diverse supply, IHS Energy said in a new report.
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