EPA Rule Flexible, Yet Tough For Some Coal-Reliant States

The EPA stressed State flexibility in its Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions 30 percent by 2030. Overview On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its Clean Power Plan to set carbon pollution guidelines for existing power plants and emission standards for modified and reconstructed power plants. The proposal is key...

Domestic Energy Production Meets 84 Percent of 2013 U.S. Consumption

Domestic energy production supplied 84 percent of U.S. demand in 2013, with natural gas representing the largest domestically produced resource for the third consecutive year. On June 2, 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report showing that 2013 U.S. energy production reached 81.7 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) and met 84 percent of...