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.

Proposed Legislation on How Electric Coops Make Decisions

July 19, 2012 08:35 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, Financing, Regulation  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The draft legislation including the disclosure of power demand / load and forecasting information at the distribution level and requiring a G&T to secure approval from two-thirds of its members prior to entering into debt or energy contracts seem to be in line with what a cooperatives board role should be, that of protecting the member’s interest.  Read more...    

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