McCarthy solicits Latino support for carbon rule in Fla. op-ed
U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy solicits Latino support for her agency's draft rule for curbing heat-trapping emissions from existing power plants in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed that calls greenhouse gases a health threat in areas with large Latino populations.
Ill. begins to plot its course in coming low-carbon future
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new, yet-unknown mathematical formula will govern Illinois electricity markets beginning next decade, and state environmental and utility regulators yesterday started the formal process of sorting it out.
Texas mulls carbon options amid legal momentum for EPA
Barry Smitherman, a Texas energy regulator for about a decade, didn't disagree with a parade of public speakers Friday who questioned the legality of U.S. EPA's plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants.
Greens hope EPA rule doesn't lead to 'bailing out' nuclear in Ill.
Environmentalists in Illinois want the state to respond to U.S. EPA's greenhouse gas proposal for existing power plants by boosting renewable energy and demand-side efficiency rather than "bailing out" the state's existing nuclear fleet.
Texas greenhouse gas workshop may be 'quite a show'
Texas leaders, often suspicious of U.S. EPA, haven't been shy in criticizing the agency's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants.
S.C. coal plant, efficient but doomed, offers lessons for states grappling with EPA rule
Despite its age and technology, the 60-year-old McMeekin Power Station near Columbia, S.C., consistently ranks as one of the most efficient coal-fired power plants in the United States. It's especially surprising because McMeekin starts at a comparative disadvantage -- most other top-rated coal plants have larger boilers that operate at much higher temperatures and pressure, automatically providing about a 3 percent efficiency boost.