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Clean Power Plan: EPA Issues Final Carbon Reduction Rule for Existing Stationary Sources

On August 3, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Existing Source Performance Standards (ESPS) component of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), setting the first-ever carbon dioxide emission reduction goals for States. Environmental Protection Agency, Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources, 40 CFR Part … Continue Reading

Congress Passes Legislation to Assist Small Scale Hydropower Development

In a summer marked by partisan bickering on Capitol Hill, little noticed energy legislation moved through Congress before the traditional August recess. On August 1, 2013, the Senate approved by unanimous consent H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, and H.R. 678, Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, two bills … Continue Reading