Tag: EPA

Electric, Energy Consumption

For EV Adoption, How Important Are Proposed EPA Vehicle Emissions Regulations?

August 22, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April of this year announced proposed regulations to tighten restrictions on tailpipe emissions for light and medium-duty vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles beginning with the 2027 model year. In order […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Emissions Rules Could Target More Gas-Fired Power Plants

July 20, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Much of the discussion after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year issued new emissions standards for power generation units focused on the impact for coal-fired power plants. The rule in effect would require most fossil fuel-burning power […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Challenges with Optimizing Generation Assets in New World with Large Renewable Mix

April 24, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

New rules, regulations, and legislation are changing the way U.S. utilities generate electricity. First, there was the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which was passed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015. This was replaced in 2019 by the EPA’s […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA proposes denying coal ash disposal at six plants

January 27, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed determinations to deny six coal plants’ requests to continue disposing coal ash into unlined surface impoundments. Specifically, EPA cited inadequate groundwater monitoring networks; failure to prove groundwater is monitored to detect and […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA Moves to Deny Coal Ash Disposal at Six Massive Coal Power Plants 

January 26, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed barring six coal-fired power plants in various states—a combined 11 GW—from disposing coal ash into unlined surface impoundments. The agency, however, also proposed to provide disposal extensions if the coal plants are needed […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Four Large-Scale Solar Projects Fined $1.34M for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

November 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act with four separate large-scale solar farm owners in Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois. The solar farm owners—all subsidiaries of […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule

November 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state regulatory filings by the Sierra Club. The group said at […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

July 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations that were rolled back by the Trump administration. An EPA […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA’s Attack On Science Will Allow More Pollution From Burning Coal And Oil

June 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

Here’s a neat political trick: if you want to introduce a new law, but you know people will hate it, give it a misleading, nice-sounding name. It’s surprising how well this works. Let me explain. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

News and Policies, State

New York State approves sale of E15 fuel

December 6, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has approved E15 sales within the state. The move will soon open the nation’s fourth largest gasoline market to sales of the fuel blend. The rulemaking comes nearly a nine years after […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump Loosens Methane Standards In A Win For Oil & Gas Industry

September 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

As the Amazon rainforest burns, and an unprecedented category 5 hurricane devastates the Bahamas and barrels towards Florida, the Trump White House is making it easier for U.S. companies to release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere – for reasons which […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: A Mixed Bag Of Interesting Developments

August 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

A mixed bag of interesting news events have been percolating up to the surface for the domestic oil and gas industry this week: A new study blaming the industry for rising methane emissions comes from old and predictable sources. – […]

Energy Economics

Trump issues energy infrastructure orders affecting natural gas lines

April 11, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

President Trump signed a pair of executive orders intended to streamline energy infrastructure, according to the White House. The orders have to do mostly with liquified natural gas extraction projects and cross-border infrastructure permits. “Inefficient energy infrastructure forces Americans to […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal in West Virginia

November 3, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection […]

News and Policies, U.S.

The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

October 16, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Environmental Protection Agency, in its proposal this week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, ignores the full benefits of energy efficiency — a key strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Much of the repeal language focuses on a legal […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US solar industry ‘mature enough to stand on its own two feet’ in spite of President Trump

January 23, 2017

Via: PV Resources

As Donald Trump officially becomes the 45th president of the United States today, the solar industry remains quietly confident that any momentum gained so far will continue, even under the fossil-fuel promoting, climate change-denying Republican. “I do feel very strongly […]


Trump’s New EPA Chief Is Exactly Who You’d Hire to Dismantle Climate Pollution Regulations

December 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change […]

News and Policies, U.S.

General Motors Cuts Its Energy Use

March 9, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Last week, General Motors said that 11 of its facilities were awardedthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification. Buildings under consideration must outperform 75 percent of similar facilities nationwide and meet other performance criteria set by the EPA in order […]