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  • Supreme Court: EPA must consider costs in power plant rule

    Breaking Energy

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Michigan v. EPA, reversing a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs of compliance before deciding whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from power plants.
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  • Keep your cool and hold down AC costs, too

    USA Today

    Summer is here and many Americans will want to crank up the air conditioning. But how do you turn up the air and keep energy costs down at the same time? It's an important question. The average consumer spends roughly $875 a year on heating and cooling, nearly half the residence's energy bill, according to the Department of Energy.
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  • Measure to block EPA Clean Power Plan passes House

    Utility Dive

    While similar measures face a more uncertain future in the Senate, the conservative House of Representatives has approved measures aimed at blocking President Obama's signature carbon legislation, the Clean Power Plan.
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  • Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage


    The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.
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  • Power Grid Saboteur Gets 15 Years


    An Arkansas man who pleaded guilty to sabotaging electric grid equipment has been sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison. Jason Woodring also has to pay more than $4.8 million in restitution, including nearly $50,000 to Jacksonville-based First Electric Cooperative.
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