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Wind looks to profit from coal's decline
By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2014
Coal currently generates about 37% of America's electricity supply, a fall from almost 50% in 2008. Nearly 21GW of coal-fired electricity generation has retired over the past five years, representing 6.2% of US's 2009 coal fleet, and power companies have announced plans to...Read more..
Climate change increases floods
By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 29, 2010
Washington - Deaths from heat waves, property damage from floods and rising seas from melting glaciers are a few of the things Americans can expect as a result of climate change, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released on Tuesday.
The report,...Read more..
U.S. EPA asks oil, natgas sectors for carbon data
By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 24, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it wants the oil and natural gas sector as well as other new sectors to track and report emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Taking another step toward regulating pollutants that spur climate...Read more..
EPA puts brakes on carbon limits
By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 24, 2010
The US Environmental Protection Agency said it would slow a phase-in of new limits on carbon dioxide from coal and other heavy industry plants to ease concerns about the impact on the economy.
The Obama administration has pushed the EPA to begin regulating gases blamed...Read more..