233 mayors from 46 states and territories say repeal would harm air quality, public health, and climate A bipartisan group of city leader known as the Climate Mayors released a joint letter today imploring the EPA not to repeal the Clean...Show More Summary
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
An earlier blog post pointed to a logical gap in the current EPA’s justification for repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama Administration effort to cut emissions from electrical power plants. He makes an argument that EPA can only base rules on actions that polluters can take within a facility, and jumps from there […]
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped EPA authority. But the move to repeal and replace the plan is really about protecting Big Polluters’ bottom lines at our expense
Renewable energy groups are hoping that a 35 percent clean power target proposed by the European Parliament will prevail over a less ambitious plan put forward by the E.U. Council of Ministers that aims for 27 percent. The 2030 target...Show More Summary
California regulators have approved a plan to close Diablo Canyon, the state’s last nuclear power plant, that has environmental and clean energy groups, local communities, and even utility Pacific Gas & Electric crying foul over theShow More Summary
Maryland's secretary of the environment says states need federal support to handle climate challenges. The Washington Post reports state Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles sent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott … Click to Continue »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has moved to repeal the Obama-era plan to try to bolster the coal industry
By Robin Bravender, Niina Heikkinen and Zack Colman, E&E News reporters Climatewire (Dec. 19, 2017) – After spending most of its first year tearing down climate rules, the Trump administration is now taking steps to write its own. U.S. EPA … Continue reading ?
The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan would require utilities to improve efficiency at coal-fired power plants and reduce the use of those plants in favor of generators using natural gas or renewables. Head of EPA Scott Pruitt claims EPA can only require CO2 cuts that can be accomplished by utilities “inside the fenceline” of a […]
Researchers at Lehigh University say that the risk of premature births or low weight births was reduced significantly after a coal fired generating plant in Pennsylvania was ordered closed by under the Clean Power Plan.
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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to dismantle the Clean Power Plan touting a return to "cooperative federalism," the results of a new study focused on the downwind impact on fetal health of emissions from a coal-fired power plant, which is located on the border between two states, highlight policy gaps engendered by state-level regulation of air pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would change the Clean Power Plan that would require industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030. The post EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan appeared first on Environmental Leader.
The world’s No. 1 polluter will create a national market to clean up its power sector, putting it in a leading position on the issue as the U.S. retreats.
When it comes to clean energy, few nations stand out like India. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced plans to build the world’s largest solar-wind hybrid project in the district of Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Show More Summary
Legal hurdles stand in the way of the Trump administration's controversial effort to repeal President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
With a carbon tax or cap-and-trade: In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Clean Power Plan under which each state can set a mass-based target to meet its assigned electric power sector carbon dioxide emission reductions. If it proceeds, states can design policies to meet those requirements and...