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
The Kansas Corporation Commission on Feb. 25 directed Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONE Gas Inc., to refund about $17.9 million to its customers, rejecting the company’s request to retain the savings accrued from the federal tax cut law to offset its cost of service. Residential customers will receive a one-time bill credit to…Details
The eighteenth quarterly carbon auction held by California and Quebec sold all 80,847,404 carbon permits offered for current emissions at $15.73, above the floor price of $15.62, according to the results released on Feb. 27 by the California Air Resources Board. The auction sold about 66 percent of the permits offered for 2022 emissions at…...
States with legally binding renewable energy mandates represented 63 percent of electricity retail sales in the nation, according to a Feb. 27 article from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, highlighting the potential impact that more ambitious green energy goals can have on the U.S. energy mix. State renewable portfolio standards, which require utilities and suppliers…Details