User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Aug 09 2014 11:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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State asks EPA to revisit emissions 9.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut in half carbon emissions from power plants over the next 15 ...
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China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020 5.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities.
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Carroll: Pueblo's lesson for the EPA 2.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Federal regulators brought their road show to Denver last week to find out what people think of their plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.
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Letter: Solar fee meant to protect coal 31.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is asking the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an energy source. Any surplus electricity generated is sold back to RMP, and the customer pays a monthly net energy charge. The utility claims this charge is needed to pay for maintenance on their grid and other capital expenses. But their real reason remains hidden. They do not wa...
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United Mine Workers take aim at EPA carbon plan during Denver hearing 31.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
The Denver PostThe United Workers Union of America was out in full force Wednesday at the Denver hearing on EPA proposed rules to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power ...
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EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules 30.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DENVER (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.
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Denver residents rally over emission standards 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado residents rally for coal in Denver 30.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration proposed new regulations for coal-fired power plants. Before rules can be implemented, a series of public hearings must take place, and Northwest Colorado residents jumped at the chance be seen at a rally in Denver during those hearings. The Yampa Valley houses two coal-fired power plants — Hayden Station and Craig Station — and has three coal mines that support a large chunk of the economies in Northwest Colorado. Coal miners, power plant workers and a group called Friends of Coal headed to Denver for a rally, supporting the industry. The ride Miners and community members gathered in the Kmart parking lot early Tuesday morning to board a fleet of buses to Denver to rally in support of coal. At first there were three, then four, and by departure time, five buses that lined the lot where Moffat County residents piled into their seats, eager to get to the Front Range so that their views could represented near the hearings being ...
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Denver protests over proposed EPA power-plant rules stoked by politics 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds of people, many of them coal miners and power company employees, rallied near the Colorado Capitol Tuesday against proposed rules to cut power-plant emissions, saying the regulations
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Denver EPA hearing fires debate over costs of cutting carbon — or not 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The federal proposal to cut coal-fired power plant carbon emissions will impact the nation's economy and witnesses at Denver hearing Tuesday sparred over just what it will mean.
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EPA hearings prompt Craig and Steamboat constituents to rally for coal in Denver Tuesday 29.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat. Coal supporters in Northwest Colorado are hoping to make noise in Denver where the Environmental Protection Agency will hold its carbon emissions hearings that many fear will hurt the economic viability of areas that house coal-fired power plants. Two coal-fired power plants exist in Northwest Colorado — Hayden Station, owned by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, and Craig Station, owned by Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. The hearings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Denver EPA offices, which are a few miles from where the rally will take place near the state Capitol. “I think it’s exciting that this many people turned out,” said Frank Moe, who owns the Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn & Suites in Craig. “It shows how much people love our area and ...
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EPA greenhouse-gas plan could up pressure on Colorado power utilities 29.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Colorado is farther along in cutting power-plant carbon dioxide emissions than some states — the question is how far along and what would be the impact of proposed federal ...
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West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close 29.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount...
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Five things to know about coal trade, global warming 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ...
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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi...
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EPA approves plan to curtail operations at Navajo Generating Station 28.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
EPA approves plan to curtail operations at Navajo Generating ...
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U.S. weaning off coal, but sending more of it abroad 28.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEWPORT NEWS, va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to
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Post-coal Pueblo left out in the cold 27.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Sharon Garcia is stumbling around her dining room in the dark, trying to find Post-It notes. As she has for years, Garcia wants to affix the notes, marked with dollar signs, to light switches all around her ...
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Shortage of rail capacity slowing Colorado shipments of coal, wheat 27.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Electric utilities in Colorado have watched their coal supplies drop in recent months because of clogged capacity on the nation's rail ...
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Guest Commentary: EPA's rule on carbon emissions will hurt Colorado 26.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Denver regarding its proposed rule for carbon emissions from existing power plants.
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