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EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has vowed to overturn the emissions rules.
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Entergy: Louisiana needs more electricity for industry

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That likely means building power plants for about $1 billion a piece, which the 1 million customers of Entergy Corp.’s Louisiana companies will be expected to pay.
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Cheap oil jamming rails means higher U.S. power bills

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While the U.S. has the world’s biggest coal reserves, utilities are forecast by the government to end the year with the lowest stockpiles since 2005.
Bicyclists are forced to use the sidewalk as they pass a stretch of bicycle path where a solar panel roadway is being constructed in Krommenie, north of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch to test solar panels on bicycle path

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The path is built of massive, Lego-like modules of solar panels embedded in concrete.
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Calpine buys Massachusetts power plant for $530 million

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Calpine Corp. announced today that it purchase a power plant near Boston from Exelon Corp. for $530 million in a deal that Calpine officials say will help the company expand its footprint in a key region.
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Dynegy to acquire power assets for $6.25 billion

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Two years after emerging from bankruptcy protection, Houston’s Dynegy Inc. is planning to pay $6.25 billion to nearly double its coal and gas-fired generating capacity in two separate deals for Midwestern and Northeastern power plants.
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New tool maps flood risks at nation’s power plants, refineries

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday unveiled a new mapping tool, giving the public its first glimpse into flooding risks at the nation’s power plants, oil refineries, pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure.
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Supreme Court limits existing EPA climate rules on power plants

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The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
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EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

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The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.
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Poll: Majority supports Obama’s climate change rules on power plants

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More than two-thirds of U.S. adults support the Obama administration’s proposed restrictions on power plant emissions, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Wednesday.