Tag: power plants

Supreme Court limits existing EPA climate rules on power plants

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.  More »

EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

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.  More »

Poll: Majority supports Obama’s climate change rules on power plants

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.  More »

EPA rule gives new boost to gas

Natural gas is poised to be one of the biggest winners of the Obama administration’s new plan to slash carbon dioxide emissions, accelerating the electric sector’s move away from coal toward the cleaner-burning power source. But natural gas industry executives weren’t eager to crow about their victory Monday.  More »

Obama’s new carbon limits could boost gas demand

The Obama administration’s looming new plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could help boost electric utility’s demand for natural gas by as much as 45 percent, according to rough calculations from a leading industry trade group.  More »

Chamber study predicts Obama climate rule will kill jobs

The nation’s biggest business lobby says President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change could cost the U.S. economy $50 billion a year. Supporters predict it will create jobs and lower power bills.  More »

Perry blasts Obama energy policy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing President Barack Obama of talking up the promise of U.S. “energy independence” while imposing policies that are “strangling the energy industry.”  More »

EPA chief: Power plant rules won’t ‘put the brakes on business’

Economic growth and reducing carbon pollution can go hand in hand, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy insisted Thursday.  More »

EPA chief suggests no swift action on refinery pollution rules

Nearly two years after a legal deadline to impose new greenhouse gas limits for oil refineries, those rules are far from reality, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signaled Thursday.  More »

Low on natural gas, California told to power down

With a move that usually comes in the height of summer when temperatures are soaring and air conditioners blasting, Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.  More »

Senator presses EPA to scrutinize refinery emissions

At least one senator wants the EPA to expand its focus on greenhouse emissions to include gases from refineries in addition to power plants.  More »

Senators duel over climate change

Senate Republicans and Democrats were battling over climate change Thursday, during a hearing on President Barack Obama’s plan to combat greenhouse gas pollution and deal with the unpredictable weather and geographic changes it causes.  More »
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