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U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

Posted in Environment
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that EPA must consider compliance costs before regulating hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  Section 112 of the Clean Air Act authorizes EPA to regulate HAPs from power plants if the Agency finds that regulation is “appropriate and necessary.” 42 U.S.C. § 7412(n)(1)(A).  In 2012,… Continue Reading

800-MW Gas-Fired Power Plant Planned for Lordstown, Ohio

Posted in Energy
Clean Energy Future Lordstown LLC plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Lordstown, Ohio by mid-2018. The Business Journal has the details: [T]he project, which would be privately funded, as an “800 megawatt gas fired, combined cycle power station” that will replace “regional electricity capacity” once coal-fired generating stations go offline. “The project… Continue Reading

Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life with Natural Gas

Posted in Energy
National Geographic reports on the growing number of coal power plants converted to run on natural gas: In the past four years, at least 29 coal units in 10 states have switched to natural gas or biomass, according to SNL Financial, a market data firm. Another 54 units, mostly in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest, are… Continue Reading