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Latest U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more commonly known as the GHG Inventory. The report reviews greenhouse gas emissions on a nation-wide scale from 1990-2014. The report … Continue reading

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Proposed Updates to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing updates the existing Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The goal of the updates is to reduce summertime emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from powerplants that contribute to downwind ozone issues in other … Continue reading

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Obama Releases the Final Clean Power Plan

On Monday, the Obama administration announced the final Clean Power Plan, a historic action on climate change. The plan is estimated to reduce carbon pollution from the U.S. by 870 million tons by 2030, a 32% decrease from 2005 levels. … Continue reading

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Clean Power Plan a Big Step in the Right Direction

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan this week, a proposal that would cut carbon pollution from existing coal-fired power plants for the first time.  With power plants being the single largest source of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds EPA Interstate Air Pollution Regulation

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-2 ruling last week that upheld how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates interstate air pollution.  The ruling was on the case of the EPA vs. Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  This case … Continue reading

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Proposed Standard for Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

In March of 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new carbon pollution standard for new power plants.  It will be the first Clean Air Act standard that addresses carbon pollution from power plants.  The proposal stemmed from a … Continue reading

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Hybrid Power Plants

Hybrid technology used in vehicles has created a way for users to “go green” at a relatively affordable cost.  Now researchers at Tel Aviv University School of Mechanical Engineering have taken this idea to power plants.  The project is headed … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Power Plant Emission Limits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new emissions standards for power plants.  These standards will limit emissions of mercury, acid gases including hydrochloric acid and other toxic pollutants.  Specifically, the EPA is aiming to prevent 91% of the mercury … Continue reading

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