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How About a CAFE Standard for Utilities?

Atlanta-based utility giant Southern Company is set to fire up a new 100MW biomass facility.This is a big positive step for the company,…
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Study: Coal Plants Do More Harm Than Good

Turning the world we have today into a truly sustainable one could be as simple as making things cost what they truly cost.…
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Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…
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EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Coal ports in the Northwest threaten the regions work to reduce pollution and embrace clean energy. In a long-awaited move, the EPA has…
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Combined Heat and Power: Pros and Cons

Combined heat & power (CHP) or cogeneration, is really not an energy source itself, but rather more of an energy multiplier, squeezing more…

ALEC Lobbies EPA to Designate Carbon Intensive Palm Oil as a Biofuel

ALEC is lobbying for the EPA to designate palm oil as a biofuel.
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EPA Underestimates Emissions from Palm-Based Biofuels

Scientific and environmental groups announced that they will submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA's proposed finding that…
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Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…
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White House Working Group to Ask: What the Frack?

To frack or not to frack--a question for a White House working group.
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Can Shareholder Activism Spur Electric Utilities to Shift Away from Coal?

Some of the largest US electric utilities in the use are facing shareholder proxy votes calling on them to enact and report on…
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EPA Keeps the Heat on Coal-Fired Plants

EPA proposes the first carbon pollution standard for new coal-fired power plants.
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Supreme Court Rules Against the EPA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor on March 21 of anIdahocouple that challenged an EPA Clean Water Act compliance order which…
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Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline

The latest oops, in Monsanto’s growing list, is the elimination of large numbers of monarch butterflies from the landscape. Does Roundup kill butterflies?…
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Proof that Disclosing Carbon Emissions Increases Stock Prices

A new study by the University of California provides evidence that companies that publicly announce information about their carbon emissions will see a…
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Coal, Mining Interests File Suit to Block Landmark Mercury Regs

Big Coal front group files suit to block the EPA's landmark mercury regulations.