'Senate panel votes to block Obama's climate rule'

(The Hill) -- TheHill.com reports that a Senate committee voted earlier this week to block implementation of the administration's climate rule for power plants.  "The bill, known as the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act, sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), would overturn the EPA's...

'U.S. carbon emissions lowest since 1988'

(AP/JournalStar.com) -- In the same week that the Obama administration rolled out its mandate to impose the first-ever federal limits on greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, the AP reports that the Energy Department this week announced that America's carbon dioxide output from power plants...

Nebraska will challenge the EPA emissions rule, attorney general says

By Cody Winchester and Joseph Morton / World-Herald staff writers Nebraska and Iowa would need to cut carbon emissions more aggressively than previously expected under a new White House plan for U.S. power plants, and Nebraska already is promising a court fight Read more

Fischer Joins Effort to Protect Panhandle Electric Power

June 24, 2015 by RealEstateRama  This morning, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, calling on her to take immediate action and protect the Colowyo Mine from...

Regulators Seek Climate Rule 'Safety valve' to Protect Electric Grid

Regulators seek climate rule 'safety valve' to protect electric grid   The Hill By Timothy Cama - 05/18/15 11:41 AM EDT The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) wants the Obama administration’s climate...

Fischer Joins Legislation to Stop EPA Power Grab

Bipartisan Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act (ARENA) Will Stop the EPA’s Attempted Electricity System Takeover While Restoring State Authority WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined her colleagues this afternoon to introduce new legislation that will halt the...

NRECA Chief Says Clean Power Plan Would Destroy Grid Reliability.

Former congressperson and current CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Jo Ann Emerson writes an op-ed for The Hill (4/29, Emerson, 533K) in which she says of the nation’s electrical grid, “a system’s reliability is a benchmark for whether the system truly works under...

National Lineman Appreciation Day April 13

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is proud to join other power utilities and residents across the nation in recognizing Monday, April 13 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This national day of recognition allows us to further honor the men and women who work to ensure the safe and reliable...

APPA asks EPA to provide early information on federal implementation plan for CO2

From the April 7, 2015 issue of Public Power Daily Originally published April 6, 2015  By Jeannine Anderson News Editor The American Public Power Association (APPA) has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide comprehensive information as early as possible to APPA and others...

Fischer: EPA Carbon Emissions Rules Are a Threat to Nebraska

At a hearing Wednesday, February 11, 2015, before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) pressed for the EPA to rollback proposed rules over carbon dioxide emissions. She released the following statement after the hearing: “The EPA’s proposed carbon...

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