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...
posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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...
posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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.
posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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.
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...
posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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...
posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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.
posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
posted on May 23, 2008 at 8:05 PM
BURNHAM, N.M (AP) - In a corner of the Navajo Nation burdened by old and heavily polluting coal-fired power plants, it matters little to many tribal elders that another facility promises to be the most efficient and cleanest of all.