Thu, Dec 14, 2017

U.S. Lays Groundwork for Saving Coal Plants With Grid Report

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing the nation’s coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns, but stops short of an assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared.

CCS Scientists, Innovation Experts Support NSPS in Court Briefs

The Environmental Protection Agency got a little backup Wednesday in a federal lawsuit challenging its carbon emissions standards for new-build coal-fired power plants. Two amici curiae briefs, one submitted by carbon capture and storage scientists and another by academics whose work focuses on technology innovation, asserted that contrary to the arguments of the petitioners, the EPA is correct in determining the feasibility, as required by the Clean Air Act, of partial CCS for emissions reduction on new-build coal-fired power plants.

Troubled Coal-Fired Plant Could Get New Lifeline

The most expensive fossil-fuel power plant ever built in the U.S. could soon get a financial lifeline thanks to President-elect Donald Trump, who has signaled interest in clean-coal initiatives as a way to preserve mining jobs.

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