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Kansas Senate advances bill on state response to EPA rule

05/06/2015

A bill approved by the Kansas Senate would require legislators to sign off on the state's plan for complying with a federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Dominion CEO: More power plants will be needed in Virginia

05/05/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) is developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

05/05/2015

The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday.

Entergy Arkansas sees too many known unknowns to file a resource plan this year

05/04/2015

Citing uncertainties in areas ranging from clean-air compliance for coal-fired capacity and a pending deal to buy an existing gas-fired unit, Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) on May 1 asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a delay of up to one year on its Oct. 31 deadline to filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Dominion reports that Brunswick County combined-cycle plant is 60% complete

05/04/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) has recently been developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill similar to her executive order

05/04/2015

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed two bills, including a Senate bill that requires the state to develop a plan to comply with Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

EPA rejects final issues with MATS and Utility NSPS rules

04/29/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is rejecting all remaining issues that it hasn't previously addressed related to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and another air rule.

California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases

04/29/2015

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

DOE projects captures, stores 10 million metric tons of CO2

04/28/2015

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a group of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects supported by the DOE have safely captured 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

AEP points out various issues as FERC responds to proposed Clean Power Plan

04/27/2015

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of various other American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiaries, told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 24 that the commission must keep a lot of factors in mind, mainly grid reliability, in responding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

White House releases energy plan to fight climate change

04/21/2015

The White House on Tuesday released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy.

NC regulators told by House to prep for federal carbon rules

04/21/2015

North Carolina House members agree the state should prepare for a proposed federal rule reducing carbon dioxide pollution even though it's being challenged in court and its final form may be altered.

Dominion Virginia Power to close coal ash ponds in state

04/20/2015

Dominion Virginia Power is closing all its coal ash ponds in the state to comply with new state and federal standards, the utility announced Friday.

Six coal units in PJM deactivated between April 1 and April 16

04/20/2015

Five coal-fired units in Ohio of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) have been deactivated so far in April, up until the issuance of an April 16 version of PJM Interconnection's unit deactivation list.

MATS dubbed ‘one of the most draconian environmental regulations ever’

04/20/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) have now taken effect and MATS represents one of the most draconian environmental regulations ever promulgated,” according to AllianceBernstein.

EIA: Coal-fired generation alive and well in the coming decade

04/17/2015

Coal-fired power generation from existing plants will increase through 2025, this according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

04/16/2015

The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan

04/15/2015

Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Coal-fired power plant to close April 15

04/15/2015

Georgia Power said its coal-fired Plant Branch will close for good before an April 16th deadline.