Fri, Aug 18, 2017

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.

Gormley: Saskatchewan pushed back on Trudeau carbon tax

Hundreds of calls, texts and social media posts bombarded my radio show as listeners unloaded on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax.

Announced by Trudeau in the House of Commons at the same moment provincial environment ministers were huddled in Montreal to develop a climate and carbon strategy, the first thought was how rude the whole thing seemed.

EPA Boss: Coal Regulations Are About the Politics of Power

In a classic case of exercising power for the sake of power, Gina McCarthy (shown), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), admitted that the real reason for EPA regulations is “showing sort of domestic leadership as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris.”