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Coal plants drop off the map
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Coal plants drop off the map

Each year 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will NOT be dumped into our air and water (…)

American coal: A burning issue
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American coal: A burning issue

Tighter regulation, bountiful natural gas and declining installation costs for renewable energy herald the end of America’s coal era HARLAN COUNTY, KY — “But if the raw numbers look good, the trends tell a different story. Regulatory uncertainty and the emergence of alternative fuel sources (natural gas and renewables) will […]

A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP
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A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP

BEVERLY — “According to EPA data, last year the Beverly plant emitted 98,515 tons of sulfur dioxide, the third-highest total in the country, according to the EPA data. The EPA wants limits on sulfur dioxide emissions under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. To do that, the plant must install enormous […]

Mercury’s harmful reach has grown, study suggests
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Mercury’s harmful reach has grown, study suggests

NEW YORK, NY — “The strict new federal standards limiting pollution from power plants are meant to safeguard human health. But they should have an important side benefit, according to a study being released on Tuesday: protecting a broad array of wildlife that has been harmed by mercury emissions. Songbirds […]

Coal industry losing steam
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Coal industry losing steam

U.S. firms face double threat of cheap natural gas, weak European demand WASHINGTON, DC — “This year’s outlook is grim for the U.S coal industry, which after two years of rising profits has begun closing mines, signaling a new wave of production cutbacks and, possibly, another round of industry consolidation. […]

Report: Power plant mercury rule won’t cause power outages
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Report: Power plant mercury rule won’t cause power outages

WASHINGTON, DC — “New Environmental Protection Agency regulations that limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants will not cause widespread power outages, according to the Congressional Research Service. “[I]t is unlikely that electric reliability will be harmed by the rule,” the nonpartisan CRS said in a Jan. […]

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Duke to shut 1,667 MW of coal-fired Carolinas capacity in permit deal

BOSTON, MA — “Duke Energy Carolinas will retire 1,667 MW of unscrubbed coal-fired capacity under a prescribed, enforceable schedule under an air permit-related settlement the utility reached with several environmental groups, the groups said Tuesday. The Southern Environmental Law Center negotiated the settlement on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund, National […]

Electric plants shift from coal to natural gas
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Electric plants shift from coal to natural gas

PITTSBURGH — “Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has declined slightly. The gas plants generated about 600 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2000 and 981 billion hours in 2010, according to the U.S. Energy […]

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Upper atmosphere facilitates changes that let mercury enter food chain

SEATTLE, WA — “Humans pump thousands of tons of vapor from the metallic element mercury into the atmosphere each year, and it can remain suspended for long periods before being changed into a form that is easily removed from the atmosphere. New research shows that the upper troposphere and lower […]

A coal-fired plant that is eager for U.S. rules
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A coal-fired plant that is eager for U.S. rules

BALTIMORE, MD — “As operators of coal-fired power plants around the country welcome a court-ordered delay on tighter pollution rules, the owner of a retrofitted plant here says that the rules cannot come too soon. The company, Constellation Energy, says it is an issue of fairness. A little more than […]