After months of study, two Minnesota agencies recommend the state adopt federal "social cost of carbon" values to help guide utility decisions about electric generation.
Minnesota's second-largest electric power supplier has proposed an approach to complying with U.S. EPA's upcoming rule: Set a regional target for carbon dioxide emissions cuts and charge all electric generators per ton of carbon.
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission warned House members Thursday that energy reserves in the Midwest could be pinched the hardest when new U.S. EPA clean air rules take effect in 2016.
Rural Americans could be big losers if the EPA writes a rigid rule for curbing heat-trapping emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, electric utilities warned the agency in listening sessions on the rule that ended last week.
An error that Congress made more than 20 years ago may be industry's only hope of avoiding carbon dioxide regulations for existing power plants.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to review whether the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations for motor vehicles should have triggered permitting requirements for stationary sources of carbon pollution.
Prior to implementation, congestion pricing to ease Stockholm's traffic faced fierce political opposition. Then, a funny thing happened: The plan worked.
One of the Midwest's largest coal-fired electric generation units is set to restart this week after a nearly two-year shutdown that required the unit to be rebuilt from the ground up.
The elixir for climate regulations has long been, for many utilities, the promise of piping carbon dioxide emissions underground.
While federal and state governments are providing incentives to promote carbon capture technologies for coal plants, those efforts won't be cost-effective, according to a Department of Energy study.