Energy Policy en Rothfus Introduces Bill to Relax Emissions Standards for Some Coal-Fired Power Plants <p>Much attention has been given to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement of tough restrictions on emissions from new coal- and gas-fired power plants, but Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) has his sights set on another, earlier EPA rule.</p><p>On Thursday, Rothfus introduced new legislation that would exempt certain types of coal-fired power plants from EPA standards passed last December.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:04:25 +0000 Liz Reid 17072 at Public Opinion on Energy Issues <p>Canada is now the number one supplier of energy to the United States. Canadian researcher <strong>Nik Nanos</strong>, chairman of <a href="">Nanos Research Group</a>, says while we've relied on oil from the Middle East in the past, with shale gas and new discoveries of oil in North America, there's a new narrative for energy policy and Western PA is a big part of the picture.</p><p>A recent poll from Nanos revealed 3 out of 4 Americans feel there should be a continental energy strategy.</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Pittsburgh, he says is part of an energy triangle that includes Houston and Calvary, Canada. As part of the triangle Pittsburgh and the rest of the U.S. must have a good relationship their neighbors to the north, and rethink</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> energy in more broad terms than electric bills and gas prices. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:02:05 +0000 Heather McClain 12161 at