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Michigan electric co-op planning natural gas-fired power plant

10/23/2014

Wolverine Power Cooperative announced plans to develop the Alpine natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan.

Tecogen supplies emission retrofit system to natural gas generator in California

10/22/2014

Tecogen Inc. has entered into a contract to supply its emissions retrofit system, Ultra, for a natural gas emergency generator.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.

Georgia lawmakers consider new power plant rules

10/14/2014

Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.

Colorado Senate candidates clash on energy

10/07/2014

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says a carbon tax is needed and that the federal health care overhaul has helped Colorado.

SaskPower successfully captures carbon dioxide, delivers to oilfield

10/06/2014

The $1.35 billion Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage project has successfully completed its CCS chain by piping captured carbon dioxide to a nearby oilfield.

Ameren Missouri announces plans to expand renewable portfolio, reduce CO2 emissions by 30%

10/02/2014

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed a 20-year plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission to expand solar and wind power in the state.

EPA blames rise in 2013 CO2 emissions on coal plants

10/01/2014

While greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants have decreased significantly since 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blames a 2013 uptick in coal plant use for an emission increase last year.

EPA signs off on revised plan for San Juan Generating Station

09/30/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a revised state plan from PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM.

EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy

09/26/2014

In a speech in Washington, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency's Clean Power Plan will return $7 in health benefits for every dollar spent, and that by 2030 the program could generate health benefits of up to $93 million.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

09/24/2014

The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming.

Exelon Exec: Nuclear plays critical role in Illinois

09/24/2014

During a policy session, convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, Kathleen Barrón, said the state must preserve its nuclear energy facilities, especially to meet carbon emissions reduction targets. The session was held to discuss the expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Obama offers climate change help to other nations

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.

Construction of natural gas-fired power plant in Wyoming reaches milestone

09/23/2014

Black Hills Power and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power, both subsidiaries of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), achieved a key milestone in the construction and commissioning of the $222 million Cheyenne Prairie natural gas-fired power plant in Wyoming.

Slideshow: 2013 Top 5 Cleanest Coal Plants - SO2

09/22/2014

Peabody Energy recently ranked the top 5 cleanest burning coal-fired power plants in the U.S. under three categories: SO2 emissions, NOx emissions and best heat rate.

Preliminary study says West can withstand 7,000 MW of coal retirements

09/22/2014

A preliminary technical report released Sept. 19 by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) suggests that the regional grid could withstand an additional 7,000 MW of coal power retirements beyond what is already planned.

Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

09/19/2014

Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal, even while protecting energy sector jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that account for a major share of emissions.

RGGI CO2 allowance prices top $4/short ton for 3rd straight time

09/18/2014

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 25th auction with allowance prices that were at or above $4 per short ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the third consecutive auction.