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EPA Moves to Replace Obama-Era CPP With Affordable Clean Energy Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule Tuesday that would shift to states much of the responsibility for regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants, potentially opening a door to increased burning of coal, in the Trump administration’s latest maneuver to kill the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). Read More

Midcontinent Natural Gas Use for Power Could Plunge Without Carbon Capture, Study Finds

Easily dispatchable resources including natural gas with carbon capture likely will be part of the Midcontinent’s future energy mix, but the region should “keep its options open and pursue several very low and zero-carbon options for power generation and storage” to achieve carbon reductions of 80-95% below 2005 levels by 2050, according to a new study. Read More

NextEra Expands Florida Natural Gas Generation in $6.5B Deal with Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc., the self-proclaimed largest utility company in the world, announced an agreement Monday with Southern Company to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and ownership interests in the Oleander and Stanton natural gas generating plants in Florida in deals valued at about $6.475 billion, including $1.4 billion of debt. Read More