Consistent with its strategic priorities, the company has accelerated its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Vistra is now setting out to achieve a 60% reduction, up from 50%, in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2030 as compared to a 2010 baseline, and a long-term objective to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, up from an 80% reduction target, […]
The Business Roundtable, of which Vistra is a member, released a report on how corporations should lead by example on the issue of climate change and the public policies that the BRT supports to drive the innovation needed to address climate change. Report is available here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/brt.org/Business-RoundtableAddressingClimateChangeReport.September2020.pdf
Vistra joined a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tank experts in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request comes at a time when many states, utilities and electric markets are already considering policies […]
Vistra Energy continues to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, announcing today its long-term emissions reduction targets1: 2030: Goal to achieve a greater than 50 percent reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2030 as compared to a 2010 baseline 2050: Long-term objective to achieve a greater than 80 percent reduction […]
Luminant filed a motion at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan final rule for Texas and Oklahoma. Along with two other power generators, Luminant is asking the court to stop implementation of the final rule while under legal review because the rule is […]
Luminant is a part of a broad coalition of parties that are challenging the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Rule regulating carbon dioxide (CO2), the “Clean Power Plan”. This coalition includes other generators, a bipartisan group of 25 State governments, broader business groups representing consumers of power, mining interests, and certain labor groups, […]
A link to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s announcement that Texas intends to challenge the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rule (“Carbon Rule”) being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and set to be finalized this summer. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/oagnews/release.php?id=5056
A link to a press release from the Texas Governor’s office regarding Governor Greg Abbott’s submitted comment to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Planning Section regarding the agency’s proposed “regional haze” rule and the its unlawful attempt to force a federal implementation plan on Texas in place of an already-developed state implementation plan. http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/20787
A link to a four page summary about the EPA’s Regional Haze proposal and Luminant’s concerns with the program as proposed.
A link to the comments filed by Luminant with the EPA outlining our concerns with the proposed Regional Haze program.