EnergyWire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. CLIMATE

EPA nod to natural gas upsets applecart dominated by old coal

Southern Co., a constant critic of federal attempts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, must have seen the writing on the wall earlier this month when it promised to press ahead with a $2.8 billion power plant project in Mississippi. Its marquee "clean coal" project will convert lignite coal to gas and reduce carbon emissions that U.S. environmental regulators now plan to limit. Southern's determination to build a coal-to-gas plant despite high costs and regulatory hurdles comes as the Obama administration put an end to months of speculation about a U.S. EPA plan to combat power-sector emissions tied to climate change.

THIS MORNING'S STORIES

E&ETV'S ONPOINT

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Power Shift: Election Transitions
Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations
Drought
Oregon Standoff
Global Climate Debate

E&E Special Reports

Deep Underground
Swing State Snapshot
Heating up in the Heartland
National Park Service:100 Years
Ukraine Hacking
Dead Seas
Hot CO2mmodity
A Tale of Two Coal Towns
Sports at Risk
People To Watch 2016

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos