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Exclusive: Exelon CEO John Rowe Slams Cap and Trade Alternative

Exelon Corp. Chief Executive�John Rowe on Saturday slammed an alternative to cap-and-trade now being considered by Congress and said the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon emissions is a nonstarter. Rowe, who runs one of the country’s largest utilities, said the so-called cap and dividend plan would “not work” and would act as “a halfway house…

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This Week In Green Energy: Where�s The Money? �In Washington!

In the post-Lehman/global financial meltdown era it’s been repeatedly said that the money power has left Wall Street for the shores of the Potomac in Washington. This is not just a talking point, but a stark reality for whole industries — the renewable energy sector among them– which have come to rely on Washington for…

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EPA’s Lisa Jackson Says Regulation of Green House Gases and CO2 Wouldn’t Start Until 2011

As we retweeted last night, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it won’t start regulating carbon emissions and of other greenhouse gases�as part�of its recently issued “endangerment finding” until 2011. We’ve posted a copy of the original letter below the fold.

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Lisa Murkowski, The Power Utilities’ Woman in Washington

Congress’s likely failure to pass a comprehensive climate change legislation this year is paving the way for a stricter and probably less corporate-friendly regulation regime to be� administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Last month�s landmark announcement by EPA administrator Lisa Jackson that green house gas and CO2 emissions represent a public health danger,…

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EPA: Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse Gases Are Public Health Danger [Update -- 4:55 PM]

Update | 4:55 PM: Shares of solar energy stocks jumped on the news that the EPA considered CO2 and five other green house gases public health dangers. Dow Jones Newswires via the Wall Street Journal reports that shares of JA Solar jumped 11 percent to $4.87. SunPower climbed 9 percent to $24.31, and Suntech increased…

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