Tag: Coal-Fired Power Plants

First ever Beijing smog red alert issued

First ever Beijing smog red alert issued

Schools urged to close, traffic, factories restricted after Beijing smog red alert issued Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog on Monday, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city’s vehicles off the roads. The red alert, the most serious warning on a four-tier system […]

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Power plant CO2 emissions lowest in 27 years – EIA

Power plant CO2 emissions lowest in 27 years – EIA

Natural gas overtook coal for power plant generation in April American power plants generated the fewest tonnes of carbon dioxide than any time in 27 years, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest since April 1988, according to the most […]

Coal fired power plants carbon pollution reduction plan targeted by GOP bill

Coal fired power plants carbon pollution reduction plan targeted by GOP bill

No national limits on carbon pollution from power plants WASHINGTON – Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change. Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration’s plan to limit […]

Silence, pushback from governors on Mitch McConnell EPA defiance letter

Silence, pushback from governors on Mitch McConnell EPA defiance letter

Mitch McConnell says EPA pollution limiting rules an attack on the middle class Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. The Kentucky Republican wrote […]

Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

Climate finance money meant to go to poor countries to help limit carbon emissions Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in December that Japan […]