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Renewables sector welcomes Presidency’s support of renewables - The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has welcomed the Presidency’s clear support for the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

by Hogan Lovells on

City of Cape Town launches waste-to-energy plant - South Africa’s City of Cape Town is now generating its own electricity through a waste-to-energy plant. While launching the ZAR400 million (US$30 million) plant...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - March 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Community and environmental groups sue South Coast Air District over rules adoption - Los Angeles Times - Mar 9 - Community groups and environmentalists filed suit this week...more

EPA Officially Commences Unprecedented Regulation of Power Plants, Threatening Grid Reliability - Litigation Ensues

by Jackson Walker on

On October 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its new rules to limit emissions from power plants. The most significant rule limits CO2 emissions from existing power plants....more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - BP pays record $18.7 billion to settle claims in Gulf oil spill Bloomberg - Jul 2: BP Plc reached a record $18.7 billion agreement to settle all federal and state claims from the 2010...more

What Comes Next for Mercury Emissions from Power Plants?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Supreme Court held this morning that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted unreasonably when it determined in 2000, and again in 2012, that it was “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury...more

New generation in 2014 mostly gas, solar, wind

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Most new power plants placed in service in the first half of 2014 are powered by natural gas, with new solar and wind capacity coming in second and third, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration....more

Energy & Environment Update - September 2014 #2

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Environmental Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Energy - Environmental Protection Agency - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission -...more

I'm Not Dead Yet: Is Coal Doomed Regardless Of Whether EPA Regulates Carbon Emissions?

by Cozen O'Connor on

I want to pass along three interesting articles I have read over the past day or so about coal's decline (or alleged decline) in the United States totally unrelated to EPA's recent proposed rule on carbon emissions from...more

U.S. natural gas to pass coal as electricity fuel in 2035

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Coal will continue to fuel the largest share of electricity generated in the U.S. until 2035, when natural gas will surpass it, according to a recent federal report. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2014 Annual...more

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - December 2013

by Varnum LLP on

In This Issue: - Challenge to Coal Plant's Modified Air Permit Fails - Electric Reliability Project to Include Focus on Outages - Michigan Shorts - Consumers Energy May Terminate Case for New Gas Plant -...more

United States Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits for New Power Plants

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 20, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed national limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for new natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbines and fossil fuel-fired electric...more

Natural Gas Generation To Cut Need For Coal

by Varnum LLP on

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has started up its new 100 MW natural gas-fired power plant across the street from its existing Moore’s Park and Eckert coal-fired generators with their iconic triple exhaust stacks....more

If Ontario Can Do It, Should Michigan Follow?

by Varnum LLP on

As Gov. Rick Snyder's energy policy forum process kicks off, one question that has to be on the table is "What does Michigan plan to do with its coal-fired generation?" Ontario has asked that question and has answered by...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 7, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Solar development absorbing California farmland; Vast oil reserve may now be within reach, and battle heats up; Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions;...more

EPA Uncertain When Coal Ash Rule Will Be Finalized

by Burr & Forman on

A recent article in Bloomberg BNA reports that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is currently unable to provide a definitive timeline for promulgating final regulations on the management of coal ash generated by...more

U.P. Power Plant To Be Kept Open

by Varnum LLP on

Wolverine Power Cooperative of Cadillac has agreed to co-partner on the retrofit of We Energies’ coal-fired power plant in Marquette. The cost to bring the Presque Isle Power Plant up to new federal environmental standards is...more

Energy And Environmental Law Alert: Feds Continue Aggressive Enforcement Of Emissions Limits For Power Plants

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On January 4, 2013, the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation agreed to pay more than $300 million as part of a settlement reached with the EPA and the Justice Department regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The...more

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