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High Court Takes Heat Out of Mercury Rule

Majority said EPA didn’t adequately consider costs of proposal
On Monday, the Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision, which said EPA must take into account the cost of its regulations at the initial stage – the one where it determines that regulation of hazardous emissions from electric power plants would be “appropriate and necessary.”

Demand Response is Cascading

The demand response technology is taking root in both wholesale and retail markets. That’s why Enernoc is not sweating a pending U.S. Supreme Court decision to decide who will regulate the process.

Natural Gas: Pathway to Freedom?

New studies say natural gas is providing much-needed economic and environmental hope. True?

EPA Blesses Fracking

Natural gas producers today have the wind at their backs, with production rising as America turns to cleaner energy. But any misstep could set the industry back, which is why it needs to work closely with the White House and the environmentalists, both of which have real concerns.

Southern Sees the Light

How conventional utilities may drive the solar energy transition
More than 95 percent of consumers will still be connected to the centralized network for the foreseeable future. But it won’t diminish the trend toward distributed generation – and the attempts by both unconventional parties and power companies from getting into related businesses.