Justices topple EPA mercury regs in ruling seen as limited
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Obama administration unlawfully failed to consider compliance costs before it issued its landmark power plant emission limits for mercury and other hazardous pollutants.
Corporate and environmental front groups emerge influential in Southeast solar battles
As the battles heat up to shape rooftop solar policies in the Southeast, players have shifted away from solar installers versus regulated electric companies. Now, well-organized advocacy groups armed with gobs of money have descended on state capitals in hopes of influencing state lawmakers and utility regulators.
Why the French are losing enthusiasm for nuclear
The host nation for this year's climate talks is pumping the brakes on one of its most successful ways of controlling carbon. France, one of the world's leaders in low-emissions nuclear energy production, may soon diverge from the path that brought it there.
Will tension between lawmakers and regulators hamstring the Clean Power Plan?
Faced with whittled-down budgets and a growing pile of federal mandates, state lawmakers and energy and environment regulators grappling with immense industry changes don't always get along. Feuds between the groups have always waxed and waned, flaring up as new technologies or environmental standards emerge and spur political backlash. But U.S. EPA's rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector stands to exacerbate that friction in many states.