New EPA rules may speed up changes in how you get power


By Zack Colman | Washington Examiner

New rules on carbon emissions likely won’t cause a change in direction as much as a change in pace for the U.S. electricity system.

Regulations proposed Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency could accelerate several trends currently reshaping how the average American household gets its power.

That includes more prominent roles for third-party power and services firms that have chipped away at the traditional dominance of electric utilities. Natural gas, which has eaten away at coal‘s share of the electricity pie in recent years, will gain a larger market share. The way state regulators design and approve rates also could change.

at Washington Examiner.