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.
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.
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.
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.
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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