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NCC Report: DOE must develop stronger policy to foster adequate carbon capture and storage

01/30/2015

The National Coal Council (NCC) today released a new study in response to a request by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning

01/28/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D.C. gathering at the National Press Club on Jan. 27.

Industry reps, regulators to debate Obama carbon limits

01/28/2015

Representatives of Wisconsin industries, state regulators and an environmental group are set to clash over President Obama's new limits on carbon emissions during a legislative hearing.

Clyde Bergemann to supply emissions control equipment to Polish cogeneration power plant

01/27/2015

The Clyde Bergemann Power Group Europe has received at $10 million contract, from SBB Energy, to design, supply and commission SO2 and dust reduction systems for the Będzin cogeneration plant in Poland.

Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

01/27/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee.

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan

01/27/2015

A West Virginia Senate panel is considering requiring lawmakers to approve state plans to comply with proposed federal carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say

01/22/2015

The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union

01/21/2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

Alabama carbon capture pilot-scale project begins testing

01/20/2015

The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) has begun pilot-scale testing of a cost-effective advanced technology for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas in Wilsonville, Alabama.

Weyerhaeuser pays $37K fine for air pollution over limits

01/19/2015

Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.

Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life

01/19/2015

The 62-year-old SS Badger is the last coal-fired ferry operating in U.S. waters and is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.

Cap-and-trade plan would make top polluters pay

01/16/2015

The state's largest polluters would have to pay for their carbon pollution under companion bills introduced in the Legislature Friday.

GE gas-fired turbines to power TVA coal replacement project

01/16/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two natural gas-fired turbine generators to help in the replacement of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

01/15/2015

Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014

01/14/2015

We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

01/14/2015

The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production.

Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

01/14/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee says the state has a "moral obligation" to address carbon pollution.

Potential high court MATS victory could mean life extension for 48 GW of at-risk coal

01/12/2015

In the event that the U.S. Supreme Court throws out a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury rule, up to 48 GW of endangered coal-fired generation could stave off retirement, Bernstein Research suggested in a Jan. 12 analysis.

WildEarth Guardians appeals air permit for Deseret's Bonanza coal plant

01/12/2015

A permit for a Utah coal-fired power plant issued in December to Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative falls short of complying with federal air quality laws, said WildEarth Guardians, so it has appealed the permit to the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

EPA delays carbon rule to allow states to comply

01/07/2015

During a press conference on Jan. 7, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe said the agency will delay a final rule to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal-fired power plants.