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Duke Energy releases results for coal ash pipe inspections


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released inspection results of its coal ash basin pipes to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).

EPA promotes global warming proposal to governors


The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that have ravaged the region in recent years.

Tohoku Electric applies to restart nuclear reactors


Tohoku Electric submitted a request for a safety screening of its nuclear power reactors in Japan.

Transmission project requested for Hinkley Point C nuclear project


UK-based National Grid awaits a decision on a project that will add transmission lines for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

NREL: CSP with thermal storage in California shows added value


A new report conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that concentrating solar power (CSP) projects adds additional value to utility-scale solar energy in California.

Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle


The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government's most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet.

EPA issues GHG permit for natural gas-fired peaking plant in Texas


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

3 seats up for grabs on NM regulatory commission


Two of the three seats up for grabs on the state Public Regulation Commission will be decided with Tuesday's primary.

A sampling of states' reaction to carbon cuts plan


A sampling of states' reactions to President Barack Obama's plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants:

5 things to know about EPA's power plant rule


Five things to know about the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the chief greenhouse gas, from power plants.

Abbott says he will fight new EPA carbon rules


Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he will fight a new federal requirement to cut Texas carbon emissions.

McConnell, Grimes oppose new EPA coal rules


U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, have criticized new rules proposed by President Barack Obama's administration governing emissions from coal-burning power plants.

Oklahoma AG criticizes Obama emissions plan


Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says an Environmental Protection Agency plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants hampers the ability of states to devise their own ways to make the cuts.

Corbett critical of Obama carbon pollution plan


Gov. Tom Corbett says he's concerned the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon dioxide pollution will result in the shutdown of hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the country.

Vermont not covered by global warming rules


Vermont's two United States senators are praising a plan by the Obama administration to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third over the next 15 years.

D.C. Circuit EPA decision has implications for natural gas production


A three-judge panel for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) so-called Summit Directive.

W.Va. determining impact of new pollution rule


West Virginia officials are determining impacts from federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

Kansas officials studying EPA greenhouse gas rule


Kansas officials are studying the federal government's plans for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions only days after the state approved a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant.

Ohio bill would limit impact of new pollution rule


Ohio lawmakers are expected to quickly act to try to limit the impact of sweeping new federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants almost a third by 2030.

Obama rolls out rule to cut power plant pollution


The U.S. government rolled out a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce the pollution linked to global warming.