Tag Archive: EPA

  • EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date

    | November 26, 2014 | Add a comment

    The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. For example, corporations may elect to bury a bad earnings report or government bodies may release unflattering documents just before … »

  • New Report Assigns Dollar Values to Recent EPA Regulations

    | November 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    Ever since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Clean Power Plan proposal this past June, a number of analyses have been conducted to try and determine the total cost of the regulation to electricity consumers. A report released this morning by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), however, goes a … »

  • Polar Vortex Highlights Grid Reliability Concerns

    | October 10, 2014 | Add a comment

    One of the chief concerns about the EPA’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan is the effect that the regulation would have on electric grid reliability. We’ve written before about the roughly 50 gigawatts of installed baseload capacity that the EPA itself acknowledges will be retired by 2020 directly as a … »

  • EPA Proposed Regulation Would Significantly Hurt Access to Electricity

    | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

    When talking about energy and environmental policy, it is a bit troublesome to watch just how recklessly big-government environmentalists unfairly and erroneously accuse individuals and organizations of the pro-free market persuasion of being “climate deniers.” Instead of engaging in thoughtful, substantive discussion, many of these environmental activists oftentimes resort to … »

  • EPA Continues Its Public Listening Sessions

    | November 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

    This past September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new proposed rule under the auspices of the Clean Air Act (CAA) limiting carbon emissions from power plants built in the future.  EPA is currently working on developing similar regulations targeting existing fossil fuel fired power plants which are … »

  • EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part II

    and | June 27, 2013 | Add a comment

    Obama’s recently released climate change initiative calls for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to unleash yet another energy regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants, severely threatening the generation of affordable and reliable energy. This is only one piece of an unprecedented EPA regulatory assault unleashed … »

  • The EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part I

    and | June 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

    Well timed with the President’s climate change agenda announcement, the American Legislative Exchange Council just released a report which sheds light on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing usurpation of regulatory control from the states.  Titled The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty, the report highlights the … »

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    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    | November 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able … »

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    ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard

    and | June 27, 2012 | Add a comment

    On Monday June 25, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide standard for new power plants. ALEC has repeatedly adopted the position that regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is unnecessary, ineffective … »

  • Regulation without Representation: How the EPA has become a Political Tool

    | April 26, 2012 | Add a comment

    In the January 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama called for the United States to produce 80 percent of its electricity from “clean” energy by 2035. The introduction of a Clean Energy Standard bill in Congress would further this goal by essentially forcing Americans to purchase politically preferred … »