More Emissions Regulations & Policy News

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.

EPA puts out draft permit on 225-MW Texas project

09/17/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).

Consumers Energy reach settlement on alleged violations with EPA, DOJ

09/17/2014

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, and a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses alleged past violations of New Source Review and provisions of the Clean Air Act.

EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan

09/17/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.

NRG nears permit for coal-to-gas conversion at New Castle

09/15/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental said in a Sept. 13 notice that it intends to issue an air operating permit to NRG Power Midwest LP for a coal-to-gas conversion at the New Castle Plant in Lawrence County, Pa.

APS proposes closing three coal-fired units by 2020

09/11/2014

Arizona Public Service said it would close a coal-fired unit and shut down two others by mid-2020 as part of a compromise with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Environmentalists: N.J. at risk of losing $500M if emissions program ends

09/09/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is looking to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), however, the state could lose $500 million by 2020, according to financial analysis conducted by Environment Northeast.

Fluor completes Texas combined cycle, replacement project

09/09/2014

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

09/09/2014

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.

Pro-coal states seek fast court review of EPA's Clean Power Plan

09/04/2014

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Sept. 3 filed a motion in federal appeals court to expedite briefing in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenging the legality of emissions regulations the agency has proposed for existing power plants.

EPA gathers comments on Four Corners power plant

08/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.

Report: Combined-cycle unit additions hit 15-year low in 2013

08/26/2014

The addition of combined-cycle units in 2013 dropped 50 percent from capacity additions in 2012, a 15-year low.

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300-MW project

08/25/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 23 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit application from Lackawanna Energy Center LLC to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,300 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

Supreme Court sides with Mississippi Power on emissions control regulations

08/25/2014

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mississippi Power in the Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Mississippi Power Co., No. 2013-CA-01234-SCT.

Uncertainty perhaps the only sure thing about EPA Clean Power Plan

08/22/2014

Nearly three months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Plan, electric utilities and many states are still trying to grasp the proposal to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030.

Florida Gov. meets with climate scientists

08/19/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists Tuesday.

Basin Electric discusses carbon capture technology with DOE head

08/19/2014

Moniz learned about the technology used at the Synfuels Plant to convert coal into natural gas and other products, including carbon dioxide.

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan would cost Texas big

08/18/2014

The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in EPA's own modeling for the agency's Clean Power Plan, which would result in 72 million megawatt-hours of reduced output by the Texas coal fleet by 2020.

EPA settles two lawsuits over Colorado regional haze issues

08/13/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a notice to be published in the Aug. 14 Federal Register that it will take 30 days of public comment on a settlement of lawsuits over coal-fired air emissions in Colorado.