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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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