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Utilities see electricity demand lagging even as economy improves


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. utilities have found that even though the economy has improved and more gadgets are used by consumers today, electricity consumption hasn't returned to its 2008 peak. Observers say electricity co… Read More

EPA carbon-emissions proposal could require energy-market overhaul, FERC official says


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The Environmental Protection Agency's carbon-emissions proposal for power plants could require "a complete redesign of markets to include essentially a carbon fee on any resources that emit carbon dio… Read More

General Mills pledges to curb carbon emissions


  • National Journal

Cheerios are getting greener: Their producer, General Mills, says that by next summer it will have dramatically reduced air pollution caused by its entire supply chain. The targets are designed to red… Read More