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Longest serving EPA admin joins Nuclear Matters


Carol M. Browner, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy has joined Nuclear Matters’ Leadership Council.

National energy boom blurs political battle lines


Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.

Panda nears Pennsylvania approval for Liberty project air permitting


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice published in the April 19 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to issue an air permit approval for the Panda Liberty LLC power plant project in Bradford County.

EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed finalizing 316(b) of the Clean Water Act until May 16, marking another delay to the release of the cooling water intake rule.

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy


Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama


Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

Carbon capture technology company receives grant for pilot plant


Skyonic Corp., an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, has been awarded a $500,000 CAD grant from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta-based non-profit that provides funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

D.C. Circuit declines to throw out MACT rule because of costs


Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm


Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

Court upholds EPA emission standards


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Climate panel says emissions rising, avoids blame


The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.

Pennsylvania DEP urges EPA to consider states when developing GHG guidelines for existing fossil fuel power plants


Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), encouraging them to consider state differences when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.

Climate change meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels


After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Clyde Bergemann receives $20mn contract to supply emissions control equipment in Nova Scotia


Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas Inc. announced it has been awarded a $20 million contract for an electrostatic precipitator for a recovery boiler at the Northern Pulp paper mill in Nova Scotia, Canada.

EPA director: New GHG draft rules will give states flexibility


The new draft proposal on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants awaits approval from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

EPA issues greenhouse gas permit for La Paloma Energy Center project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6 office has again issued a greenhouse gas permit for the La Paloma Energy Center LLC project in Texas after the permit had been cleared by the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

Kemper coal-fired power plant cost jumps $177M


Southern Co.’s (NYSE: SO) Kemper County, Miss., coal-fired power plant project will exceed its already over budget of $5 billion, by $177 million.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures completes solar power project


NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the unregulated clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR), has completed the solar installation at the Woolwich Township Municipal Building in Gloucester County, N.J.

EPA’s emissions proposal sent to White House


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants awaits federal review after being sent to the White House Tuesday.

Interactive Map: Watch how fast wind farms have spread across the US


Two new online interactive maps produced by the federal government show where the nation’s wind farms are, how quickly they were built and what impact they may have on the landscape.