CLEAN POWER PLAN:
What consequences await states that 'just say no' to EPA carbon rule?
Power generators used to building U.S. EPA regulations into their plans are expected to be the key to meeting carbon emissions targets, particularly in states where governors refuse to comply with the Obama administration's upcoming rule.
PJM auction may dictate fate of two Exelon nuclear plants
Next month's PJM Interconnection capacity auction for the 2018-19 planning year will go a long way to deciding the fate of two challenged Exelon nuclear reactors in Illinois, the company's chief executive said yesterday.
EPA's Clean Power Plan timeline delay may help repel legal challenges
Pushing forward the Clean Power Plan's starting date to 2022 will appease some critics and could bolster U.S. EPA's defenses against lawsuits. But EPA's final rule will have to ensure overall emissions reductions to keep environmental advocates and international climate negotiators happy.
Reflecting on BP's 'Beyond Petroleum' shift, new study puts climate change responsibility on energy companies
In May 1997, Lord John Browne, BP PLC's chief executive at the time, delivered a stem-winding speech to about 100 people at Stanford University to "discuss in a calm and rational way a subject which raises great emotion." That subject was climate change -- a matter weighed down by "a lot of noise in the data" but, ultimately, one of scientific consensus, BP's top man said. The speech signaled a new era for the energy giant. Yet, according to the authors of a new essay examining who is responsible for the warming planet, the world's biggest energy companies have essentially done nothing since then to address their contribution to climate change.
Feinstein, Boxer need Murkowski's help to move drought measure
The California drought measure unveiled yesterday by the state's two Democratic senators served as their bid in a political gamble where a Republican now holds the most important cards.
GOP leaders shift subtly on warming as Democrats talk boldly
It's not the seismic shift environmentalists hope to see one day, but there is evidence that a few Republicans both on and off the campaign trail are searching for a new language on climate change. GOP presidential contenders who hope to capture their party's moderate votes in the primaries -- notably former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham -- have made statements acknowledging the man-made climate change that voters, according to polls, believe is occurring.
'We will not back down' on power plan -- White House
President Obama is prepared to defend U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan with his veto pen, even if riders come attached to must-pass legislation, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said this morning.