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A time of inflection for rural America’s energy paradigms

Kansas last year finally awarded a permit for a coal-fired power plant to serve customers in Colorado mountain towns and elsewhere, but it will never get built. As twilight arrives in the era of large, coal plants closes, its an open question whether wholesale suppliers will remain relevant for rural America.
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Why the Clean Air Act didn’t clean up the air

In 1970, Congress grandfathered existing coal-fired power plants from requirements of the Clean Power Plan. Some of them have been poisoning our skies ever since.
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Leading on carbon reduction

This idea that we should do nothing about power plant emissions because we can’t immediately solve the problem by ourselves is a gloomy one. Continue reading

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Aspen and EPA air regulations

In 2006, the Aspen Skiing Co. filed an amicus brief in support of Massachusetts in its effort to force the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The outcome of that case is finally unfolding in new regulations governing coal-fired power plants.
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