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Video: Is the post-EPA regs power grid ready for a truly hard winter?

During the dog days of summer (which haven’t been all that doggy in the Northeast this year) it’s not very popular to sit and speculate about the winter months ahead, but the people responsible for keeping the lights – and the heat – turned on have to do it. One of these folks is Joe Bastardi of WeatherBELL Analytics, and he’s looking ahead with some trepidation. Joe is reading the meteorological tea leaves and sees the potential for another round of heavy snowfall and crippling cold temperatures coming our way.

TVA's power shift spurs debate over wind, gas

Environmental groups in the Tennessee Valley are on the verge of winning their third major battle against TVA's coal-fired power plants.

But anti-coal activists are still fighting a larger war against fossil fuel generation of any type by the federal utility.

12 states sue the EPA over proposed power plant regulations

A dozen coal-reliant states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to derail proposed rules designed to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest domestic source of emissions that drive climate change.

The filing, the first from a coalition of states, follows a lawsuit brought six weeks ago by the country's largest privately held coal mining company, Murray Energy Corp.

Work starts on world's largest post-combustion CCS/EOR project

PRINCETON, N.J. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2014-- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary Petra Nova Holdings LLC, has formed a 50/50 joint venture (together, the Company) with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon), through its wholly owned subsidiary JX Nippon Oil Exploration (EOR) Limited, to build and operate the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project (the Project).

Cleaning up coal: Kemp

(Reuters) - According to the popular narrative, coal is locked in a fight to the death with natural gas and renewables to supply clean electrical energy.

Promoters of gas, wind and solar often talk about coal as if it were not just a rival but an enemy. Environmental campaigners want to phase out coal-fired power plants and leave most of the world’s coal reserves below ground.

How Environmentalists Drew a Blueprint for EPA Emission Policy

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon-emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration.

One was a lawyer who had been wielding the Clean Air Act since his days at the University of California, Berkeley. Another had turned to practicing environmental law and writing federal regulations to curb pollution after spending a summer on a pristine island off Nova Scotia.

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