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Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution

Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental … Continue reading Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price PJM, which operates the electric grid for Pennsylvania and 12 other states, on Thursday defended a plan to change its rules so that coal, nuclear and some other generators can build their costs into the market price of electricity. The … Continue reading PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

Gas, renewables flatten global CO2 emissions

Gas, renewables flatten global CO2 emissions Gas and renewable energy resources have been turning the planet into a better place to live in, with them dominantly flattening overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions globally for the third straight year despite brisk economic growths in some countries which manifestly require larger scale energy consumption. That has been … Continue reading Gas, renewables flatten global CO2 emissions

New England CO2 emissions spike after #Vermont_Yankee nuclear closure

New England CO2 emissions spike after Vermont Yankee nuclear closure Carbon emissions are plummeting around the country, but New England’s increase highlights the importance of nuclear plants in the power mix as the resource currently struggles in several organized markets. The new report is a stark reminder than allowing cheaper gas to push nuclear out … Continue reading New England CO2 emissions spike after #Vermont_Yankee nuclear closure

Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality

Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality With many considering geothermal energy as Cornell seeks to reach its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, several experts weighed in on the feasibility of relying on the energy source at a panel Monday, using Iceland as an example. Geothermal energy utilizes heat stored … Continue reading Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions For the first time since 1972, energy-associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal are dropping below natural gas CO2 emissions. The US Energy Information Agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook reports that energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas are expected to be 10 percent higher than … Continue reading US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions

EIA: Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas will surpass coal in 2016

EIA: Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas will surpass coal in 2016 Natural gas is less carbon-intensive than coal, but as environmental advocates have been pointing out for years, the fuel still has significant emissions related to its use. And now, for the first time in about 45 years, those emissions from gas are set … Continue reading EIA: Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas will surpass coal in 2016

Energy Department Suspends Funding for Texas Carbon Capture Project, Igniting Debate

Energy Department Suspends Funding for Texas Carbon Capture Project, Igniting Debate Energy Secretary Moniz pulls funds for the project from the FY2017 budget, as the DOE’s inspector general says the agency has been taking too much risk. The Obama administration has suspended funding for a large, troubled carbon capture and storage project, a decision being … Continue reading Energy Department Suspends Funding for Texas Carbon Capture Project, Igniting Debate