By Associated Press | 02/15/14 01:03 PM
The Tennessee Valley Authority is hoping to open a $1 billion gas plant within three years in western Kentucky to replace its two oldest coal-fired facilities.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 11:38 AM
As federal prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill on the Dan River, two North Carolina lawmakers say they will push legislation to force the nation's largest electricity provider to clean out its leaky waste dumps across the state.
By Mitch Weiss | 02/14/14 08:12 AM
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
By Zack Colman | 02/14/14 05:52 AM
Lawmakers in both chambers are raising alarms about a January cold snap that brought parts of the Mid-Atlantic perilously close to a major blackout. The polar vortex that swept through the country early last month pushed the PJM Interconnection, a regulatory entity that covers a swath of the...
By Zack Colman | 02/12/14 01:03 PM
GOP members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are drafting a letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the new policy, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., who chairs the panel's Energy and Power Subcommittee, told the Washington Examiner.
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:31 AM
Hundreds of Maine businesses are calling on U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King to support new standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for power plants.
By Ashe Schow | 02/11/14 05:03 PM
Regulations for new coal plants would increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent, an Obama administration official told lawmakers on Tuesday. Julio Friedmann, deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the DEPArtment of Energy, told members of the House Energy and Commerce...
By Zack Colman | 02/10/14 01:42 PM
State lawmakers across the country are pushing bills and resolutions to nullify federal greenhouse gas emission rules for power plants based off a template adopted by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, according a Washington Examiner review.
02/09/14 02:47 PM
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they...
By Ashe Schow | 02/05/14 05:48 PM
Members of the American coalition for Clean Coal Electricity will protest the Environmental Protection Agency's new coal regulations outside the agency's headquarters on Thursday, according to a press release. The ACCCE will circle a mobile billboard around the EPA office during a public...
By Zack Colman | 02/04/14 02:07 PM
Momentum is building in the Senate to advance a bill aimed at preventing a chemical spill similar to the one that left 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water last month. But at this point, it's a one-chamber effort.
By Ashe Schow | 01/29/14 05:19 PM
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, criticized President Obama's State of the Union address for not mentioning the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday. Begich, who voted for the Keystone XL pipeline and is up for re-election in 2014, said Obama “missed his chance to talk about national energy security in...
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14
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