The elixir for climate regulations has long been, for many utilities, the promise of piping carbon dioxide emissions underground.
Many analysts agree that the 2012 bottoming out of gas prices is not a long-term trend and that rising demand for gas will drive prices higher in the coming years, helping coal to regain some of its lost market share.
If President Obama’s climate road map goes into force as planned, the EPA will be tasked with crafting power plant rules that match the uneven terrain of different states’ previous efforts to cut carbon.
Coal-fired power plants around the country are closing due to environmental regulations and competition from cheap natural gas, but a utility in Indiana is hoping to buck the trend.
Whoever fills the vacancy in the administrator’s office at U.S. EPA will be given a long list of expected rules and be warned of legal battles needed to implement them.
For the first time in 17 years, Indiana’s public utility commission is rewriting the state’s rule governing how utilities develop long-term plans to meet electricity demand.
An environmental group’s search for regulatory consensus on fracking has pulled it into scarred political terrain, where some environmental groups oppose hydraulic fracturing outright and many industry and state officials challenge any moves to standardize regulation and oversight of a game-changing energy frontier.
Antagonism toward drillers among local anti-fracking coalitions masks a more complicated story of how larger and more deep-pocketed national environmental groups are calibrating their positions on gas in the era of Josh Fox.
A federal appeals court Tuesday threw out U.S. EPA’s latest attempt at regulating harmful air emissions that cross state lines, a significant blow to the Obama administration.
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the EPA’s “endangerment finding” for greenhouse gases, saying the agency is “unambiguously correct” in interpreting that the Clean Air Act requires the agency to regulate emissions that contribute to climate change.