By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press News
Owners of shuttering plants are responsible for
environmental cleanup, according to the EPA.
The new wastewater rule requires power plants to clean coal ash and toxic heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic and selenium from plant wastewater before it is dumped into streams and rivers. The rule is expected to affect 75 coal-fired power plants nationwide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Those plants had an October deadline to tell their state regulators how they planned to comply, with options that included upgrading their pollution-control equipment or retiring their coal-fired generating units by 2028. Read more here.
- Macrogrid study: Big value in connecting America’s eastern and western power grids, Iowa State University News
- House Takes Important Step Forward on Clean Energy Progress with Build Back Better Act Passage, SEIA News Release
- ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act, ACP News Release
- Jigar Shah’s big idea for getting rooftop solar and smart appliances to low-income Americans, Canary Media
- Roundtables USA: Accelerating solar deployment – video now available, PV Magazine
- First Solar announces its largest-ever single order of solar modules — 5.4 GW to bp and affiliate, Utility Dive
- Want a new EV delivered to your house overnight?, Canary Media
POTENTIAL PLAYBOOK FOR WANNABE-CARBON-FREE STATES
Illinois’ new clean energy law could be a regulatory playbook for other states, Utility Dive
On Sept. 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, D, signed into law a historic bill to decarbonize the state’s energy sector, transition it to clean and renewable forms of generation, and do so with a focus on equitable job creation. Under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), Illinois became the first Midwest state to commit to net-zero carbon emissions, setting a deadline of 2050.
STEM EVENT IN NORFOLK
Science Day at Woodland Park, Norfolk Daily News
Speakers from the University of Nebraska Extension, Northeast Community College and Edgerton Explorit Center spent the day exploring how wind energy affects our lives as part of a Science Day event at Woodland Park Elementary School in Norfolk.