Indiana coal advocates hope President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-regulation stance will bring a competitive boost to their beleaguered industry. But the state’s utilities have shown they’ll continue moving away from coal, driven by the low price of natural gas and the costs of meeting pollution regulations that won’t be easy to roll back.
Clean energy advocates accuse Dominion Virginia Power’s recently submitted resource plan of inflating future power needs and the costs of integrating solar systems, but the utility defends its calculations.
Modeling shows efficiency, carbon trading could play major role in Michigan’s Clean Power Plan compliance
Michigan energy officials released a pair of reports Monday showing that a stronger commitment to energy efficiency and trading carbon credits with other states would be an affordable compliance strategy for the Clean Power Plan.
While North Carolina is already on track to meet its 2030 targets under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a recent Reuters analysis, state officials are still fighting the proposal.
The mayor of a Minnesota town that state lawmakers have warned would be negatively impacted by the Clean Power Plan says he supports plans to shut down two units at a coal plant there.