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  1. PERI releases list of top 100 greenhouse gas emitters

    The Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently released the Greenhouse 100 index, which ranks U.S. companies on the basis of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Electrical power companies lead the list, with American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP ), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK ) and Southern Co. (NYSE: SO ) as the top three. According to PERI, the three companies emit more than 5 percent of all GHG in the U.S. The U.S. government came in fourth on the list, partially because of its ownership of power plants through the Tennessee Valley Authority. Berkshire Hathaway, whose subsidiary MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. recently acquired NV Energy (NYSE: NVE ), was fifth on the index. The index was put together based on 2011 data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Researchers at PERI matched the individual facilities to their owners to produce the Greenhouse 100 rankings. Read more emissions and environment news

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    Tue, 11 Jun 2013

  2. Energy-related CO2 emissions drop less than 4% in 2012

    U.S. energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased 3.8 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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    Mon, 21 Oct 2013

  3. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions drop in 32 states

    A report released Monday by the EIA shows that energy-related carbon dioxide decreased in 32 states.

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    Mon, 13 May 2013

  4. KBR to fabricate oil sands carbon capture and storage project

    KBR was picked by Shell Canada Energy to perform off-site modularization and pipe fabrication at it Edmonton Module Facility.

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    Wed, 3 Apr 2013

  1. EIA reports extending current energy policies would reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions

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    Wed, 1 May 2013

  2. Energy related carbon dioxide emissions lowest since 1994

    Energy related carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 were the lowest in the U.S. since 1994 with the largest drop in emissions coming from coal.

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    Fri, 5 Apr 2013

  3. DOE issues draft loan guarantee for emissions reduction projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced a draft loan guarantee for up to $8 billion for innovative and advanced fossil fuel energy projects that reduce, avoid or sequester greenhouse gases (GHG) and other air pollution.

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    Tue, 2 Jul 2013

  4. Washington Legislature passes bill to create GHG emissions plan

    The Washington Legislature has passed a bill that would work to create recommendations on the best ways to reduce state greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Tue, 26 Mar 2013

  5. EPA report says GHG emission levels down in 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased 1.6 percent in 2011 from the previous year, according to the EPA’s 18 th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

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    Mon, 15 Apr 2013

  6. OK attorney general files multi-state lawsuit against EPA

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and 11 other attorneys general have filed a lawsuit requesting access to documents related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “sue and settle” strategy with environmental group.

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    Tue, 16 Jul 2013

  7. tailoring rule court decision

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia December 10 turned down a request from utilities, oil refiners and the state of Texas to delay the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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    Mon, 13 Dec 2010

  8. Ontario long term energy plan

    The government of Ontario revealed a plan aimed at increasing the amount of nuclear and renewable energy projects over the next 20 years while decreasing coal-fired generation in the province.

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    Tue, 23 Nov 2010

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