Archive for posts tagged ‘greenhouse gas emissions’

New York Throws Struggling Nuclear Generators a Lifeline, but Their Long-Term Survival Remains Uncertain

Nuclear generators in New York are breathing a collective sigh of relief this week after the state Public Service Commission (PSC) on Monday approved a new Clean Energy Standard (CES), providing nearly $500 million in annual subsidies for generating facilities experiencing financial difficulties. Continued operation of nuclear facilities is seen as vital to achieve the… Full Story

The Costs of Inaction: The Risks of Failing to Implement the Clean Power Plan

There has been much discussion in recent months about the future of the domestic energy system. Amid growing concerns about climate change, the Obama Administration has encouraged cleaner energy development, with increased use of renewable energy systems in place of dirtier fossil fuels. Seeking to accelerate this shift towards renewables, the Administration last month published… Full Story

Congressional Gridlock: Democrats and Republicans Take Opposing Views on Methane Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released new data on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. The data is based on emissions reports filed by over 2,400 facilities engaged in the production, processing, storage, and/or transportation of oil and gas. Overall, these facilities emitted 236 million metric tons of carbon dioxide… Full Story

Time for Action: New KBH Center Study Urges Tougher Regulation to Control Gas Leaks from the Aging Pipeline System

1970. Richard Nixon was President. The environmental movement was gaining momentum, celebrating the first Earth Day, and securing establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many now ubiquitous technologies were just being developed, with the first jumbo jet entering into service, and personal computers still several years away. From these examples, it may seem as… Full Story