Tag Archives: Coal

Predicting a Future Without the Clean Power Plan

With litigation ongoing before the D.C. Circuit and possible action from the Trump Administration, it is an understatement to call the CPP’s future uncertain.  Not surprisingly, some groups have gone from studying the effects of the CPP’s implementation to studying … Continue reading

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West Virginia Court Directs EPA to Consider Impact of Regulations on Coal Jobs

Yesterday, a federal district judge in West Virginia presiding over a challenge brought by Murray Energy Corp. held that Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to consider impacts of its Clean Air Act regulations on the coal industry. … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Generation Predicted to Emit More CO2 Than Coal in 2016

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that energy-associated CO2 emissions from natural gas will be greater than those from coal for the first time since 1972.  While coal is more carbon-intensive than natural gas, changes in generation mix have … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Grants Stay of EPA’s Implementation of Regional Haze Rule

On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a judicial stay on EPA’s Regional Haze Rule federal implementation plan for Texas and Oklahoma.  Unlike the Clean Power Plan, the Regional Haze Rule does not … Continue reading

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California Carbon Capture Project Meets Its End

EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants finalized a standard based on highly efficient supercritical pulverized coal with partial carbon capture and storage (CCS), a change from the proposed standard based on integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) with partial … Continue reading

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