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Xcel Energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 percent in past decade

08/26/2015

Xcel Energy has become the first utility in the country to register nearly a decade’s worth of greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry.

Shale, MATS, Clean Power Plan has companies burning more gas, less coal

08/24/2015

American Electric Power Senior Vice President Timothy Light captured the current situation for many generators on Aug. 18 when he said "we are burning more gas and less coal."

Gas industry, enviros weigh in on EPA's methane reduction plan

08/19/2015

Industry and environmental groups sit on both sides of the fence after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry.

US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

08/18/2015

The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery

08/17/2015

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

Greenridge coal plant in NY to be revived - without coal

08/17/2015

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is out for public comment until Sept. 11 on an air permit change that would allow the revival of Unit 4 of the Greenidge power plant, shut since 2011, with coal no longer an allowed fuel.

Simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant breaks ground

08/06/2015

Gemma Power Systems LLC received a limited notice to proceed to begin turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract with Exelon West Medway II LLC for a simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts for $100 million.

U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low

08/05/2015

The Energy Department says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April.

Brunswick combined-cycle power plant is 75% complete, Dominion says

08/05/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said Aug. 5 that construction of the 1,400-MW Brunswick combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Virginia is 75% complete and there are roughly 1,400 workers on site.

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

08/03/2015

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030

08/03/2015

The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030.

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules

07/22/2015

A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

Bechtel begins construction on natural gas-fired power plant

07/22/2015

Bechtel broke ground on a new 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Carroll County, Ohio.

U.S. utilities reduce power plant emissions since 2008, report says

07/14/2015

A report from MJ Bradley & Associates LLC says that most of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. have significantly reduced power plant emissions in recent years.

Peter Davidson, LPO Exec. Director, announces resignation

06/09/2015

Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced he is leaving his position effective June 30.

Fitch cuts Mississippi Power credit rating on Kemper issues

06/08/2015

Fitch Ratings lowered its credit rating for Mississippi Power by one notch from A- to BBB+ Friday, saying there remain "elevated risks" of financial, regulatory and construction trouble at the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant.

Natural gas-fired power plant in Delaware substantially completed

06/04/2015

Oklahoma-based Matrix Service Co. said that it’s subsidiary, Matrix North American Construction, substantially completed the Calpine (NYSE: CPN) Garrison Energy Center, an EPC joint venture with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

EPA finalizes controversial SSM rule

06/03/2015

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule directing 36 states to stop providing exemptions for emission violations during the startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of a power plant.

EIA report: Clean Power Plan will lower CO2 emissions

05/28/2015

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector declined by 363 million metric tons between 2005 and 2013, this according to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

05/26/2015

France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.