Big, young power plants are closing. Is it a new trend?
Many of the U.S. coal plants retired in recent years were geezers by industry standards. They trended old and small, and ran a fraction of the time. But in a vexing sign for the industry, those in the next round of retirements are decidedly middle-aged.
RGGI will cut more carbon — but by how much?
The nine Northeastern states that constitute the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have been working their way toward a reduced carbon cap for more than a year.
Trump nods again to coal by softening mercury rule
Trump administration proclamations celebrating the repeal of pollution regulations have become a common occurrence in Washington. The list includes a rule to prohibit coal companies from polluting streams, a cap on power plant carbon emissions and lifting a moratorium on new federal coal leases. Now, a 2012 rule on power plant mercury emissions is on the chopping block.
OIL AND GAS
Will methane reductions continue under Trump?
Methane emissions fell in the Obama years, but whether the decline will continue under President Trump is a matter of fierce debate.
Gov. Fallin signs bill to end wind tax credit
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill yesterday ending a tax credit for wind producers in the Sooner State.