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  1. OPG’s clean electricity is helping tackle climate change

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) congratulates the United Nations on the ratification of the 2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement . In 2014, OPG stopped burning coal to create electricity and this remains North America’s single, largest action to combat climate change. “We’ve just come through one of the hottest summers on record and OPG responded by generating about half the electricity in Ontario and we did so with a diverse mix of clean energy," said Jeff Lyash, OPG President and CEO. “More than 99 percent of the power we generate is free of greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog causing emissions.” Lyash added that OPG provides the lowest cost electricity in Ontario. OPG receives about 40 percent less than other generators which helps moderate customer bills. Since it stopped burning coal, OPG has taken steps to add to and maintain its diverse mix of nuclear, hydro, biomass and natural gas generation. These include: Refurbishing the Darlington Nuclear station. Canada’s largest clean energy project will add $14.9 billion to the Ontario economy and create an average of 8,800 construction jobs per year. The project will fight climate change by extending the life of this clean-energy asset for another 30 years or more. Continuing operations of the Pickering Nuclear station until 2024. This will save customers $600 million, and have the same impact as removing 1.6 million cars annually from the road. Completing construction of the Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric generating stations. The project, which added 438 MW of green house gas free electricity, is a partnership between Moose Cree First Nation and OPG. Converting the Atikokan and Thunder Bay coal station to use biomass, a fuel beneficial to climate change mitigation. Atikokan is the largest capacity, 100 percent biomass-fueled power plant in North America. The conversion has helped create a biomass industry in northwestern Ontario. Constructing a new $300 million, 28MW hydroelectric generating station north of Smooth Rock Falls in partnership with Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), which will produce clean, renewable hydro power for generations. Seeking approvals for a new solar farm at our former Nanticoke coal facility. Continuing to invest in our hydro stations to ensure they continue to produce clean, reliable power 24/7, 365 days a year. Our hydro fleet has a proud heritage of provided clean energy for decades; some for 100 years or more.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  2. U.S. not on track to meet 2025 power plant pollution cutting goal

    The U.S. pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in 2025 by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  3. Renewable Energy: California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

    All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  4. California investigates unusual clean energy source: traffic

    All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy — they could be producing it

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  1. California extends most ambitious climate change law in US

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  2. Hydro-Quebec to help fund climate change research

    Crown provincial utility Hydro-Quebec in Canada will provide C$100,000 over two years to an initiative that will develop and implement a modeling tool for climate change researchers.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  3. Climate guidance is not necessarily requirement, CEQ chief testifies

    Final climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions guidance that the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued to federal agencies is not necessarily a requirement, CEQ Managing Director Christy Goldfuss told the US House Natural Resources Committee. But several Republican ...

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  4. Oil and Gas News: Report: SEC probing Exxon response to cheaper oil

    Securities regulators are investigating why Exxon Mobil Corp. hasn't written down the value of assets during the plunge in oil prices that started in mid-2014, according to a published report.

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  5. CEQ releases final climate -change guidance for agencies’ NEPA reviews

    The US White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued its final guidance to federal agencies on how to consider climate - change impacts of their decisions during National Environmental Policy Act reviews. The US Chamber of Commerce and Center for LNG (CLNG) separately responded with ...

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    Wed, 3 Aug 2016

  6. Britain's new PM eliminates Department of Energy & Climate Change

    The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is in, and the U.K.'s Department of Energy & Climate Change is out, leading many to wonder what it means for Britain's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through means that include hydroelectric power.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  7. Warning that UK will miss renewable targets

    The UK’s influential Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned the government that Britain will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets if it maintains its current course of energy policy.

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  8. Paris Agreement passes 'magic number' of country signatures

    The number is higher than the 55-country threshold needed for the treaty to enter into force

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

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