Manufacturers: EPA regulations Will Severely Harm Economic Growth

Further regulations on manufacturers in a challenging economic environment will cause a ripple effect, having a negative effect on job creation and growth opportunities, in addition to the staggering cost of compliance.  To read more on the subject, click here.  

EPA’s Proposed Carbon Rules Are Unlikely To Affect The Credit Quality Of Cooperative Or Public Power Utilities

August 1, 2012 14:48 by David Patterson in Cooperatives, Regulation  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Standard & Poor's Press Release | March 28, 2012 “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to place stringent limitations on carbon emissions from new power plants should not impair the credit quality of cooperative or public power electric utilities if it becomes a regulation. The new source performance standard exempts existing generation and those plants that are under construction.”   Registration on the S&P site will be required to read the full press release.

Analysis: EPA Rule a New Setback for New Coal Plants

July 23, 2012 10:54 by Capital Advisors in Regulation  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Reuters | March 28, 2012 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it planned to set new rules that would limit new power plants' CO2 emissions, the first move by the world's largest economy to regulate the gas blamed for contributing to global warming. On March 29, 2012 Fitch Ratings said the EPA Proposal Could Lead to Higher Electricity Costs over the long term.

Vermont Electric Coop Starts an Energy and Environmental Management Project

July 23, 2012 10:51 by Capital Advisors in Cooperatives  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0) | March 26, 2012 Vermont Electric Coop is working with Kilawatt Technologies to start an Energy and Environmental project.  As reported by, “A few advantages of Kilawatt’s program that will be realized by Vermont Electric Coop include: 1)      Elimination of occupant comfort issues within the building, 2)      Reduction of total energy consumption which is projected to be 15% or greater, and 3)      Avoidance of non-scheduled HVAC and mechanical equipment expenses.”

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