Exports of fuel ethanol, the most common biofuel consumed both domestically and globally, will fall to an average of 90,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2019 and 2020 after they peaked at nearly 110,000 b/d in 2018 driven by record exports to Brazil, according to the Energy Information Administration’s February 2019 Shot-Term Energy Outlook. The agency expects that several…Details
Tesla Inc. on Feb. 28 requested rehearing of the New York Public Service Commission’s order approving an incentive program for electric vehicle charging stations, finding that the agency’s definition of “publicly accessible” stations disqualifies Tesla’s charging technology without any rational basis. The commission, in its Feb. 7 order adopting an annual declining per-plug incentive program,…Details
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 25 ended its investigation into allegations that Footprint Power LLC made false and misleading power supply commitments in the summer of 2013 for its natural gas-fired Salem Harbor Power Plant in Salem, Massachusetts. The move follows the Office of Enforcement’s recommendation that the commission vacate its order to…...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Feb. 26 that it will not revise the existing standard for sulfur dioxide, a harmful pollutant emitted from coal-fired power plants and industrial sources, citing scientific evidence that found the current limits sufficient to protect public health. The existing standard, established in 2010 under the Obama administration, is 75…Details