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Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU
Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European... Full Story

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions
Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environmental Protection Agency held hearings in a handful of cities on the reforms. Full Story

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030
The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2030. Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia

posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia
Last Thursday, thousands of gallons of a chemical used to prepare coal for processing spilled into the primary source of drinking water for 300,000 in Charleston, West Virginia. The ban was lifted, but not before questions over the safety of... Full Story

Cleaner Coal Emissions Lead To Increased Oil Production

posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Cleaner Coal Emissions Lead To Increased Oil Production
Captured carbon dioxide at the new power plant will be sold to oil companies which will then pump it underground to force more crude to the surface. Full Story

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.
Chinese cities are being blanketed by smog caused by coal-fired heaters and U.S. Department of Energy officials say U.S. carbon emissions were reduced by 3.8 percent in 2012 Full Story

Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand have Montana ranchers facing the possibility that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands. Full Story

EPA rules threaten older power plants

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey. Full Story

US Top Scientists Urge Coal, Oil Use Penalties

posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. Full Story

SD Coal Plant's Demise May Create Wind Opportunity

posted on December 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — A regional power-grid agency is trying to salvage the transmission line portion of a defunct coal plant project in northeastern South Dakota by encouraging wind developers to replace the lost megawatts. Full Story

Salazar: Eastern Wind Could Equal Coal for Power

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J (AP) -- If wind power were fully developed off the East Coast, windmills could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday. Full Story

Coal Plants Jeopardized Over Climate

posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of scores of new coal-burning power plants is now in limbo over whether to regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Full Story
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