Since Obama won reelection, we must ask whether we’d rather have EPA cracking down on carbon emissions, or whether a legislated framework would be better for everyone.
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Could carbon taxes emerge in the election aftermath?
Conflicting demands for complying with EPA’s MATS rule favor a single control technology to deal with multiple types of power plant emissions.
Kevin Crapsey is vice president of corporate strategy and development at Eco Power Solutions.
MATS compliance now, with flexibility for the future.
Reports of coal’s demise are exaggerated. This summer, Dominion cleared the regulatory gauntlet to start up a new coal plant. Whether the example can be replicated might hinge on state incentives—and the forward price of natural gas.
Herbert Wheary (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a private consultant on energy policy in Richmond, Va. The opinions in this article are the author’s and not necessarily those of the Commonwealth of Virginia or Dominion Resources.
Virginia brings a new coal-fired plant online.
Renewable portfolio standards and other green energy rules put a price on environmental benefits. Calculating this price can help clarify the social value of GHG reductions.
Philip Q Hanser is a principal with The Brattle Group, and Mariko Geronimo is an associate with the firm. The views in this article are theirs and not those of The Brattle Group or its clients.
Calculating the implied value of CO2 abatement in green energy policies.
PJM auction jettisons 6.9 GW of coal-fired generation
Demand-side resources claim a growing share of the market, bringing lower costs and environmental benefits.