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Key Trends in the Electric Industry in 2016, Part I

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In future years, we likely will look back on 2016 as a transformational year in the electric industry. This week and next we will examine key trends that in the coming year may … Continue reading

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Update on the Clean Power Plan – What Happens Now?

by Matthew Rose, Director EMI Consulting and Enerdynamics Instructor On Aug. 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised and released its Clean Power Plan. The 1,560-page document lays out reduction targets for power plant carbon emissions. The Plan revision … Continue reading

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Recent EPA Study Examines Fracking’s Potential Impacts on Water Supplies

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor, and Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor On June 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft “Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking … Continue reading

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An In-depth Look at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Part II

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor Last week I gave a brief overview of what the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan is and the objectives guiding it. Now for a little more detail on the EPA’s approach toward implementation… The plan’s … Continue reading

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An In-depth Look at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Part I

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor This week and in the weeks ahead, Energy Currents is taking a close look at the Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal that was released on June 2, 2014. This week’s post looks at the plan’s main … Continue reading

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What Exactly Will the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Do to Regulate Carbon Emissions?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor On June 2, 2014, the EPA released its Clean Power Plan proposal that, if implemented, will for the first time regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants at the U.S. federal … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Enables EPA to Implement Strict Power Plant Emissions Rules

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor In late 2011, the electric industry was prepared for the implementation of new EPA emissions rules called the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) designed to reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Ready for National Greenhouse Gas Regulation?

 by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Flash back eight years ago to 2005.  U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from energy consumption were increasing annually with emissions having grown by almost 20% since 1990. The Bush Administration announced in 2001 … Continue reading

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Uncertainty in Clean Air Rules Continues to Impede Planning

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Pity the poor owner or developer of a power plant in the U.S.  Power plants are at least 20-year investments and longer for some types of generation such as coal or nuclear.  … Continue reading

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EPA to Begin Regulation of Fracking

Image via Wikipedia by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts including The Natural Gas Fracking Debate: What Is Fracking and Why Does It Matter? Part II, the potential benefits of natural gas … Continue reading

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