Fossil fuel power generation

April 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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April 01, 2018 - 7:49 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday signals the...
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FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the coal-fired B.C. Cobb Plant generating station in Muskegon, Mich., which closed April 15, 2016. The global fleet of coal-fired power plants is projected to begin shrinking by 2022 as plant retirements outpace new construction, according to a new report that warns the heavily-polluting fuel's decline may not come quickly enough to meet international emission reduction goals. (Joel Bissell//Muskegon Chronicle via AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in San Francisco over a Trump administration effort to end a policy slashing climate-changing emissions (all times local): 11 a.m. California state officials, a tech billionaire and environmentalists are speaking out against a Trump administration effort...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Newly released emails show Pruitt personally monitored efforts last year to excise much of the information about climate change from the agency’s website, especially President Obama’s signature effort to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 02, 2018 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt personally monitored efforts last year to excise much of the information about climate change from the agency's website, especially President Obama's signature effort to reduce planet-warming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, Robert "Bob" Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. In the early days of the Trump administration, Murray, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of key environmental and mine safety regulations he claimed would help revive the struggling mining industry. A review by The Associated Press of that March 1, 2017, plan shows Murray, an early Trump campaign supporter, has gotten about half the items on his wish list. Still others, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, failed to win approval in Congress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested actions in order of...
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December 15, 2017 - 6:25 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Daniel Obrist, University of Massachusetts Lowell (THE CONVERSATION) Scientists have long understood that the Arctic is affected by mercury pollution, but know less about how it happens...
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This Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo shows energy efficient motion activated LED lights, along with window light, that illuminate the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, N.H. The brewhouse is taking advantage of special programs to use new technology to reduce its carbon footprint. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 14, 2017 - 10:37 am
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks gain NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its first gain in five days. Technology, industrial stocks and banks are up more than the rest of the market. Facebook, Boeing and Wells Fargo...
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December 07, 2017 - 3:30 am
FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian share prices mixed after US markets regain equilibrium SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.5 percent and Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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