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Groups oppose call by New Mexico utility for higher rates

04/01/2015

A proposal by New Mexico's largest electric provider to raise its rates is running into opposition.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

03/31/2015

The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, the White House said.

Shell Chemical nears air permit for 250-MW power project in Pennsylvania

03/30/2015

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is close to an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of a petrochemicals complex, which will include a 250-MW power plant, to be located on the site formerly occupied by Horsehead Corp.'s Monaca Zinc Smelter plant in Potter and Center townships in Beaver County.

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

03/27/2015

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

03/27/2015

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court concerning new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants.

Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions

03/27/2015

The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.

SunEdison to acquire 1,000 energy storage systems, bring electricity to rural India

03/27/2015

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) plans to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries (more than 100 MWh) from Imergy Power Systems to store solar-generated electricity for its rural electrification and solar powered mini-grid projects in India.

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities

03/25/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

House GOP wants to give states a break while the Clean Power Plan is fought out in court

03/25/2015

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., on March 23 unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to not have to comply with the Clean Power Plan while inevitable lawsuits over it are fought out in court.

Combined cycle power plant to use Toshiba steam turbine and generator

03/25/2015

Toshiba Corp. said it is providing a 472-MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant under construction in Tennessee.

Justices to hear arguments over EPA mercury limits

03/25/2015

The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Indiana joins 10 states in opposing tougher EPA ozone limits

03/23/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and 10 other Republican governors are urging the federal government to drop a push for stricter standards on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illnesses, warning the proposed limits would harm their states' economies.

Senate leader urges all 50 governors to not comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan

03/23/2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a March 19 letter, called on the nation’s governors to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation that requires states to dramatically restructure their electricity systems based on how the agency thinks electricity should be produced and used in each state.

Brookings Institution finds coal cheap, abundant and controversial

03/23/2015

The Brookings Institution, the famous Washington, D.C. think-tank, is examining the coal industry in a series of publications, with the first being titled “Coal Markets in Motion.”

Economic study says EPA regulations threaten Wyoming coal

03/20/2015

A new economic study says pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants threaten to hit Wyoming's coal industry hard in coming years.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases

03/19/2015

President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant

03/18/2015

New Mexico regulators are scheduled to take more public testimony on a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies communities around the Southwest.

Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive

03/17/2015

Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

IEA: Global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014

03/16/2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 stalled, the first time in 40 years there was a halt or reduction in greenhouse gas emissions not tied to an economic downturn.