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Friday, May 17, 2013
But now the nonprofit which aims to ensure electric reliability across America is out with a new report. And the verdict: power plant retirements and cleanups to meet future environmental rules won't cause reliability concerns this summer.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
At the request of Russia, the International Maritime Organization has voted to delay for five full years emission control requirements for big new ships near coastlines, including those of the United States. The requirements were due to take effect in 2016 as explained in this release: bit.ly/1053RNu
This is a terrible turn of events and could delay efforts to bring cleaner ships to U.S. ports by 2016. The U.S. government appears to have been blindsided by this Russian move. It needs to step up its game to protect breathers in the U.S.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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