Thu, Sep 20, 2018

EPA proposes replacement for Clean Power Plan

A NEW EPA rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants is generating heat of its own. Proponents, including the Boilermakers union, support the rule while opposing groups seek to kill it.

Moniz group launches 'substantial' CO2 air capture project

A think tank led by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today it is developing a federal plan to promote technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The Energy Futures Initiative's air-capture project aims to bring new focus and dollars to an idea that proponents say is necessary to hit long-term climate targets.

Trumka: Fight Climate Change the Right Way

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit:

Good morning and thank you to Governor (Jerry) Brown for inviting me here to say a few words on behalf of the 12.5 million working women and men who belong to the 55 unions of the AFL-CIO.

Audubon Joins Carbon Capture Coalition

NEW YORK — “Audubon is committed to protecting birds and the places they need — and the greatest threat to birds and people is climate change,” said David Yarnold (@david_yarnold), president and CEO of National Audubon Society.

“While some may be holding out for a perfect solution to climate change, we know that it will take an array of approaches to reduce planet-warming pollution.

CCUS gains wider acceptance as climate change solution

CAPTURING AND USING carbon dioxide as a way to mitigate climate change has for decades been broadly dismissed by many climate activists, environmental groups, scientists and government officials as expensive, impractical and unnecessary.

That mindset is finally beginning to change markedly, thanks to advances in technology and the growing realization that renewables alone cannot solve the climate problem.

In Missouri, coal complicates the case for electric vehicle infrastructure

One of the country’s most coal-dependent utilities wants to offer electric vehicle charging station incentives.

Building electric vehicle infrastructure has emerged as a rare consensus topic for many utilities and environmentalists — a way to boost utility sales and simultaneously get oil-burning, smog-spewing cars and trucks off the road.

Should environmentalists support carbon capture?

When the Waxman-Markey bill — the most notable congressional attempt to establish a national cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions — was introduced in 2009, it received opposition from both sides of the aisle.

On the left, there was surprising pushback from some environmental groups who argued the bill didn’t go far enough to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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