Tag: EPA

Quotable CERAWeek: Memorable lines from energy industry leaders

The new reality of oil, was the biggest topic, and the executives who took the stage focused on detailing how their companies would survive.  More »

CERAWeek: Transition away from coal power is “inevitable,” EPA boss says

McCarthy’s pledge comes amid anxiety over the Obama administration’s push to sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector while rapidly expanding the use of cleaner-burning natural gas, wind and solar.  More »

CERAWeek: Clean power plant rule offers significant pain with ‘negligible environmental benefit,’ coal producer says

Coal-fired power plants wouldn’t be the only beneficiary of carbon capture and storage technology, Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce said, stressing that in a carbon-constrained world, natural gas plants will need the tech too.  More »

CERAWeek: Texas moving away from coal without federal mandates

More Texas homes will be powered by cleaner-burning natural gas with or without stringent new federal regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants, a panel of Texas regulators and electricity company chiefs said Thursday.  More »

CERAWeek: EPA should expect litigation deluge over carbon emissions rules

In the next few months, the EPA is expected to release a final set of rules for forcing the electricity sector to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.  More »

Exxon Mobil firms to pay nearly $5M for Arkansas oil spill

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden said the company did not admit liability as part of the agreement.  More »

Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.  More »

EPA to set overdue biofuel quotas in deal with oil industry groups

The EPA will finalize biofuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 later this year, in an agreement settling an oil industry lawsuit.  More »

Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.  More »

Advanced biofuel group breaks with traditional allies on federal mandates

The makers of advanced biofuels created with algae, animal fat and non-edible plant materials on Wednesday broke with traditional corn-based ethanol producers to call for sweeping changes to the nation’s biofuels mandates.  More »

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.  More »

Vilsack Q&A: Biofuels have a ‘bright’ future

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sees big opportunities for biofuels in foreign markets and fueling airlines — especially if the sector beats back stiff oil industry opposition.  More »

Judge rejects BP appeal on cap for Gulf oil spill liabilities

Barbier said he hasn’t yet determined the actual amount of the civil penalty stemming from the Gulf of Mexico spill, which could run as high as $13.7 billion.  More »

Duke Energy says it expects to settle criminal probe for $100 million

The company reported profits of $1.88 billion for 2014, or $2.66 per share. Revenue was reported at about $23.9 billion.  More »

Manufacturers say EPA proposals would halt expansions

Proposed federal rules governing the release of dangerous pollutants threaten the future of the manufacturing sector, the industry’s top Washington lobbyist said at a speech in Houston Monday.  More »
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