Ireland continues on its grotesquely unjust and irresponsible trajectory with regard to climate change | Feasta

Ireland continues on its grotesquely unjust and irresponsible trajectory with regard to climate change | Feasta

Source: Ireland continues on its grotesquely unjust and irresponsible trajectory with regard to climate change | Feasta

The Euractiv website states that Ireland will receive ‘the most staggering concessions’ in EU negotiations; under the current rules it will have to cut just 1% of its emissions in the transport, agriculture and buildings sectors.

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Pruitt axes Clean Power Plan, asks industry to shape replacement | Utility Dive

Pruitt axes Clean Power Plan, asks industry to shape replacement | Utility Dive

Source: Pruitt axes Clean Power Plan, asks industry to shape replacement | Utility Dive

Pruitt, who challenged the CPP during his tenure as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, formally moved to rescind the regulatory package on Tuesday, saying the Obama EPA had overstepped its bounds.

“The Obama administration pushed the bounds of their authority so far with the CPP that the Supreme Court issued a historic stay of the rule, preventing its devastating effects to be imposed on the American people while the rule is being challenged in court,” Pruitt said in signing the rule. “We are committed to righting the wrongs of the Obama administration by cleaning the regulatory slate.”

Pruitt’s agency did not propose a replacement for the CPP, instead asking industry to help shape

Rocky Mountain Power solar settlement approved by Utah regulators | Utility Dive

Rocky Mountain Power solar settlement approved by Utah regulators | Utility Dive

Source: Rocky Mountain Power solar settlement approved by Utah regulators | Utility Dive

The settlement follows a suite of agreements between solar companies and utilities to resolve net metering disputes. New York was the first, followed by ColoradoNew Hampshire and Arizona.

Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

Source: Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

President Trump earlier this year issued an executive order barring lobbyists from serving in the administration for a least a year after they give up their registration, but the Washington Examiner notes it could obtain a waiver to allow Wheeler to serve.

Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

Source: Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

PBR offers the potential to achieve policy objectives and improve public welfare while also retooling the utility business model for success in meeting those objectives.

4 ways consumers will feel the end of Obamacare subsidies – CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ending-aca-cost-sharing-subsidies-consumer-impact/

Trump administration’s announcement late Thursday that it will immediately end key cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act could translate into higher, in some cases unaffordable, health insurance costs for consumers who rely on the individual insurance market. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the health care exchanges are “imploding.”

The president added on Friday that he considered the subsidies “almost a payoff” to the insurers, and he’s ending the payments because he doesn’t “want to make the insurance companies rich.”

It didn’t take long before New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced plans to sue the administration over the move, along with a number of other state attorneys general.