-- EPA GHG standards The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its plan for establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards under the Clean Air Act in 2011 for fossil fuel power plants.
-- epanewmexico The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will require the 1,800 MW San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico to install best available control technology to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the plant by 83 percent.
-- Ayrshire Power forms CCS consortium Ayrshire Power Ltd (APL) has today announced the formation of a consortium to develop its plans for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) elements of its proposed new multi-fuel power station at Hunterston, North Ayrshire, Scotland.
-- tailoring rule court decision The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia December 10 turned down a request from utilities, oil refiners and the state of Texas to delay the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency.
-- epadelay The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying new rules that would impose stricter limits on smog, mercury and soot. The rules were to take effect January 1. They are now delayed until late July.
-- epaboiler The EPA asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia for more time to issue rules related to emissions from large and small boilers and solid waste incinerators.
-- GHG nuisance The U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear a challenge to a court of appeals decision allowing several states to maintain a public nuisance lawsuit against American Electric Power Co. and other utilities for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
-- 12-6 QuickVote results Two large solar projects in California are now facing legal and regulatory challenges. Is this an isolated incident or will we see more problems in the near future?
-- epastates The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named 13 states it says need to make changes to their plans to allow them to issue permits that include greenhouse gas emissions.
-- Ontario long term energy plan The government of Ontario revealed a plan aimed at increasing the amount of nuclear and renewable energy projects over the next 20 years while decreasing coal-fired generation in the province.