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A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.
Activists from environmental group Greenpeace boarded a Statoil rig en route to drill Norway’s northernmost exploration well in the Barents Sea, saying it’s too close to the polar ice cap and a key nature reserve.
Depending on how the Environmental Protection Agency writes the new rules on power plant emissions, states such as Texas and California that have embraced renewable power or boosted their gas use may not have far to go to meet the mandates.
The Obama administration’s upcoming greenhouse gas rules are gaining acceptance from an unlikely quarter — power companies — and splitting the energy industry’s normally unified opposition to new limits.
Duke will reimburse the federal government for its oversight costs.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday exhorted their colleagues to address climate change, with some blaming oil companies and big money for blocking substantive action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and set a price on carbon.
U.K. ministers should accelerate funding for carbon-capture and storage projects by Drax Group Plc and SSE Plc to kick-start a technology that’s vital for climate protection, a panel of lawmakers said.
The “safety first” message extends – at least in theory – out to the field, where every new engineer and roughneck is constantly told “there’s no such thing as a small incident”, or “if you can’t do it safely, it’s not worth doing”.
Oil conglomerate Hess Corp. on Monday showed off its upgraded gas plant in Tioga to North Dakota officials.
EPA officials say fewer gallons of ethanol are necessary because the fuel efficiency of cars improved more quickly than expected, helping lower fuel demand.