More Emissions Regulations & Policy News

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.

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.