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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station operated by Talen Energy in southeastern Montana. Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

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The high court’s ruling undermined Obama administration regulations targeting mercury and other hazardous air pollutants — a different set of regulations from the greenhouse gas limits that Obama is counting on to slow the effects of global warming.
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Supreme Court rules against EPA power plant mercury limits

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The rules began to take effect in April, but the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.
Liquefied natural gas export terminals including Cheniere Energy's $18 billion Sabine Pass facility nearing completion  in Cameron Parish, Louisiana,  should boost demand for U.S. natural gas. (Cheniere Energy photo)(Cheniere Energy)

Warm weather deepens chill on natural gas markets

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The possibility that natural gas inventories are heading for record highs have sent benchmark prices down year-over-year from $4.50 to $2.71 per million Btu.
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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.