Category: Environment

Climate speech puts EPA nomination in further peril

By rolling out a big plan for combating climate change, President Obama may have just delivered a fatal blow to his nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.  More »

Federal study touts Gulf Coast for carbon sequestration

The Gulf Coast has the greatest potential of any region in the nation for storing carbon dioxide, according to a study released Wednesday by the Interior Department.  More »

NRG Energy: ‘We welcome the renewed focus on climate change’

In response to Pres. Obama’s landmark message on climate change this week, power provider NRG Energy issued a response that noted its investments in solar and carbon capture systems.  More »

BP backs Texas carbon capture as Skyonic gets $128 million funds

BP Plc (BP/) part-funded an emissions project at a Texas cement plant, betting that plans to turn the gases into chemicals for sale will succeed where traditional carbon-capture proposals have failed.  More »

Texas Republicans give Obama’s energy speech the ‘coal’ shoulder

We know this won’t surprise you, but Texas Republicans didn’t like what President Obama had to say today. We bring you a sampling of reaction.  More »

Obama’s climate plan spares oil and gas from big changes

The oil and gas industry largely escaped attention as President Barack Obama unveiled his broad plan to combat climate change on Tuesday. While the president took aim at a suite of tax incentives cherished by oil and gas companies, he left refineries out of the cornerstone of his plan to throttle industrial greenhouse gas emissions.  More »

Obama targets power plants in call for climate change action

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to combat climate change, including setting in motion the stalled first limits on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants and accelerating renewable projects on federal lands.  More »

Climate change becoming top shareholder concern

Climate change concerns are becoming the biggest priority for shareholders, according to a study released by Ernst & Young on Tuesday morning.  More »

Supreme Court will hear Texas-EPA dispute over power plant emissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case in which the state of Texas and other parties are challenging an Obama administration rule on power plant pollution that crosses state lines.  More »

New carbon pollution rules could still be years away

When President Barack Obama unveils his broad plan for combating climate change on Tuesday, he is expected to tout new rules to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.  More »

Solar-powered boat travels Atlantic Coast on a mission (photos)

The world’s largest solar boat, a Swiss marvel named MS Turanor PlanetSolar, has made its way to the United States on a mission to collect climate data along the Gulf Stream.  More »

Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech

Obama said in a video the White House released Saturday that he’ll lay out his vision for reducing carbon pollution, preparing the U.S. for the effects of climate change and leading other nations in the global effort.  More »