Mon, Jun 17, 2024

Supreme Court: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

Washington (CNN) — In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the emissions of toxic pollutants from power plants without first considering the costs of the industry to do so.

The ruling was 5-4, with Justice Atonin Scalia writing for the majority. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent for the four liberal justices.

G7 nods to loss and damage claims with climate insurance pledge

By Alex Pashley

For years, a compensation fund for developing countries ravaged by climate impacts like cyclones and droughts has been a bone of contention between them and rich nations.

Then on Monday, the Group of Seven appeared to pledge that in all but name.

China, India reject calls for tougher climate goal at UN talks

By Megan Darby in Bonn

China, India and Saudi Arabia are calling for discussions on a tighter global warming goal to be shelved, to the dismay of countries vulnerable to future climate impacts.

Diplomats at international climate talks taking place in Bonn this week considered an expert report warning the globally agreed aim to limit temperature rise to 2C is “inadequate”.

SaskPower’s carbon capture project wins another award

REGINA — SaskPower’s Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has won the 2015 Edison Award, the international electrical industry’s top honour, the Crown corporation announced Monday.

The award, given by the U.S.-based Edison Electric Institute, celebrates “distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electrical industry for the benefit of all.”

EIA: Clean Power Plan Will Increase Prices, Reduce Reliability

The EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants has come under fire from utilities, regional grid operators, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)—basically, any entity that has some responsibility for seeing that consumers are provided with reliable and affordable electricity. Now, even the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), an arm of the U.S.

Groups fear loss of S.C. forests to fill Europe's energy needs

COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina’s role in the increasingly controversial wood pellet industry could expand with the construction of a new shipping terminal at the Port of Charleston.

Energy companies Abengoa and Kinder Morgan are asking federal regulators for permission to each build an export terminal.

Joachim Weimann: 'With renewables, we are wasting resources'

No form of support for renewable energy sources has an effect on the actual amount of CO2 reduction, says Magdeburg-based environmental economist Joachim Weimann, recommending emissions trading and burden-sharing with developing countries to tackle climate change.