Tag: Energy

Who Will Influence President-elect Trump?

How much will Donald Trump’s energy and environmental plans for the country be influenced by what others say and want? Given that Trump has never served in a government position—and, therefore, never experienced the outside pressures commonly imposed on public servants—it is difficult to conclude that his actions will be much influenced by any group, […]

Is There Now a ‘War on Gas’?

In a September 15, 2016, hearing of the House Environment Subcommittee, Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), the subcommittee chair, modified for a new purpose the “war on coal” tagline supporters of the mining and energy industries have used to characterize the Obama administration’s coal-related environmental regulations. According to Bridenstine, the administration is now also engaging in a […]

MATS Having Deep Impact on Power Generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has been closely monitoring and reporting on how EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) are impacting electricity generation in the United States. As the latest EIA preliminary data show, the scrutiny is well deserved. Based on information received from operators, between January 2015 and April 2016, about 87 […]

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marches forward with its regulatory agenda to quantify and control emissions of GHGs, facilities (both those currently regulated and those in the crosshairs), are scrambling to develop a GHG emissions reduction strategy. According to the EPA, an organization’s carbon footprint has three components for purposes of developing a […]