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Adamant critics of the new US power plant regulation, unveiled by President Obama on Monday, are vowing to sue the government in a bid to block measures aimed at cutting carbon emissions 32% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels.
Bowing to industry pressure, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included a so-called safety valve in its 'Clean Power Plan' that eases compliance with emission restrictions, if a power plant is deemed 'system relevant' and would be required to…
Forging ahead with even steeper greenhouse emission cuts at US power plants, President Barack Obama will today present the final version of his 'Clean Power Plan', giving states more time – until 2022 – to comply. The revised rules set…
Coal seems to be on the way out of the US energy mix. "If you're looking to build new generation, it's cheaper capital-wise to build a natural gas-fired power plant, and then when you add in all the regulatory uncertainty…
Pollution settlements are costing US power producers millions, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is enforcing legislation of its Clean Air Act, designed to curb emissions of coal-fired plants and push operators to convert their plants to run on natural…
An ambitious goal of reducing carbon emission by 26% by 2030 from 2013 levels has been decided by the Japanese government today. The move comes as part of efforts to reach a new international agreement to tackle climate change at…
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has showed confidence that the cornerstone of the Obama administration's climate regulation will survive a legal challenge. "We certainly know how to defend lawsuits, for crying out loud," Gina McCarthy…
The heads of Germany's grand coalition have agreed on a solution to ensure the continued operation of E.ON's modern but unprofitable gas power plant in Irsching, Bavaria. As part of a "reserve capacity for southern Germany", up to 2 GW…
The US Supreme Court has ruled against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. In a 5:4 decision, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should have weighed the…
Electricity provider Alabama Power Company has signed a deal with the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice to convert four coal-fired units from coal to natural gas and retire a further three.
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