Affirms that existing PJM capacity market bidding rules must be changed to adequately address subsidized resources, while rejecting two PJM proposals to do so, and suggesting framework around which PJM must adopt new rules.
Original Development Brief – Phase I of a planned two-pase modification of a 2015 rule regulating coal ash disposal under RCRA to allow coal ash waste site operators increased regulatory flexibility, diminish monitoring and remediation practices, and reduce federal oversight.
Updated lastAugust 3, 2018
for the 07/17/2018 Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on 7/30/2018.
The Washington Post – Environmentalists called the decision a major blow against the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is being built from West Virginia though the rugged terrain of far Southwest Virginia.
The New York Times – Hoover Dam helped transform the American West. Now it is the focus of a new challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.
Bloomberg – The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for electric-car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards.
Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project.