EPA’s Standard Operating Procedures for RFS: Delay, Delay, Delay

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to promulgate volumes for the annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by November 30 of the previous year.  This was intended to provide all stakeholders with a minimum 30 day lead time before the commencement...

/ September 15, 2014

The Realities of Unrealistic Regulation: Governors Push Back on EPA Overreach

It seems like quite a familiar theme: The EPA is overstepping its bounds, and states are left with uncertainty and a host of practical challenges on how EPA’s proposed rule on reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants would...

/ September 10, 2014

Revisiting NRDC’s Far from a Moonshot

Last week, I responded to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) blog (Far from a Moonshot) that seemed to conclude that if NASA could put a man on the moon within eight years then the oil companies could certainly figure...

/ September 10, 2014

Rock On – Turning Energy Into Opportunity

Remember in the 1990s when the tech boom was driving job growth and wealth creation? Pundits referred to it as the “Rock ‘n Roll” economy. Well, guess what? That was the old tech. We’re the new tech. Fracking and other...

/ September 9, 2014