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The Washington Post recently had an article [1] about the effects EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) may have on rural power utilities. The article focused on Seminole Electric Cooperative [2], in Florida. Seminole has a coal fired power plant, in rural Putnam County, Fla., that it built in the 1980's, after being encouraged ...

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A recent webinar, on the use of green bonds [1] by municipalities, has brought insight on how cities are using green bonds to finance infrastructure, such as mass transit, and renewable energy. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), gave a presentation on their green hydro bond. The money from this bond is being used to maintain ...

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The United States Congress is in the process of debating, and eventually passing some type of energy efficiency bill [1]. How effective this bill will be in improving energy efficiency, in the US, is still to be decided. What ever the outcome, the US will be playing catch up with the rest of the Developed ...

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The EPA's just came out with the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and North Carolina is already saying it will fight it[1]. This is very ironic, because the state has already made great progress in the development of renewable energy, with the state ranking second (2014), in the nation, in ...

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The EPA, through the Clean Power Plan (CPP)[1], is in the process of setting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions rates for each state electric power sector. This is part of a larger effort, executed by President Obama's Climate Action Plan (CAP)[2], to cut US GHG emissions by 30%, relative to 2005 emissions, by ...

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The debate in tapping North Carolinas gas reserves has been raging since Sarah Palin started screaming "drill baby drill". At first it was all about off shore drilling, but quickly switched to fracking, when that technology became the hot news item. Our newly elected governor, Pat McCrory, even used it as one of the corner ...

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