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  1. U.S. climate bill unlikely to pass this year

    11 May 2009 — U.S. climate change legislation is unlikely to pass this year due to concerns about the recession and disagreement over the implementation of the program, according to a report by Reuters. The current cap-and-trade proposal, introduced by U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman and Edward Markey, would cap carbon emissions and require industry to pay for every ton of greenhouse gases. "I think there might be a window (for it to pass) in the last quarter of the year, first quarter of next year when the economy improves and people can relax a little bit and focus on other things," Veronique Bugnion, managing director of Trading Analytics and Research at Point Carbon told the news service. "If I was going to wage my bets about when it would pass, I would say early next year rather than late this year." The U.S. House of Representative is currently debating the climate change bill and a key point of debate is whether or not industry will initially receive permits for free or whether all permits will be auctioned off to industry. Opponents of the bill are concerned climate regulations could hurt the economy by raising costs for businesses and by pushing up consumer electricity prices, according to the report. President Barack Obama's budget still plans for 100 percent of permits in a future cap-and-trade system to be sold to industry. Although the president has said he favors auctioning all permits in such a program, he has since indicated he may be flexible on the issue. Waxman and other Democratic lawmakers have said they are optimistic that the bill will pass this year. But House Republicans are opposed to any cap-and-trade legislation and instead have called for increasing domestic energy production, encouraging conservation and promoting alternative fuels. One factor that may pressure Congress to pass a climate change bill is the possibility that the Environmental Protection Agency will take jurisdiction over regulating greenhouse gases in the absence of legislation. Last month, the EPA declared greenhouse gas pollution a danger to human health and welfare, a move that clears the way for the agency to regulate emissions. Although President Obama has said that he would prefer legislation over administrative action by the EPA, the Obama administration will continue to push ahead on having the EPA regulate greenhouse gases until Congress acts.

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    Mon, 11 May 2009

  2. Commercial trucks: Truck productivity and efficiency conference held with The Work Truck Show

    Work trucks: See into the future of clean energy for commercial vehicles at Green Truck Summit 2017.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  3. GE power chief says Trump presidency no threat to business

    The head of General Electric Co.'s power services business, Paul McElhinney says the elevation of Donald Trump to the US presidency will not negatively impact on the company’s new high-efficiency gas and coal-fired product lines.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  4. EPA blocking legislation

    Republicans and a few Democrats in the U.S. Congress are backing proposed legislation that would keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases .

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

  1. EPA blocking legislation

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

  2. Texas greenhouse gas regulations go into effect

    EPA must officially approve the rules and also rescind the Federal Implementation Plan under which it currently regulates GHGs in Texas

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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014

  3. Supreme Court to examine EPA greenhouse gas regulations

    The justices will consider “Whether EPA permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles triggered permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for stationary sources"

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    Tue, 15 Oct 2013

  4. Great River Energy, Brattle Group propose solution for compliance with EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    Great River Energy and the Brattle Group have announced a regional market-based approach to comply with EPA's Clean Air Act, Section 111(d), to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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    Wed, 5 Feb 2014

  5. Supreme Court ruling mixed on GHG regulation

    The US Supreme Court has asserted limits to the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) specifically but approved limitation of GHG emissions from plants subject to control of other pollutants covered by the Clean Air Act.

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    Mon, 23 Jun 2014

  6. Kansas court considers greenhouse gas limits for coal-fired plant

    The state Department of Health and Environment has twice given a go-ahead for the project without setting limits on greenhouse gas emissions

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    Fri, 29 Jan 2016

  7. PacifiCorp expects to close Wyoming coal power plant at end of 2017

    PacifiCorp had issued a request for proposals to evaluate natural gas transmission and related costs for doing a coal-to-gas conversion 

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    Thu, 7 Apr 2016

  8. Kansas court ponders greenhouse gas limits for coal power plant

    The Kansas Supreme Court considered whether the state can avoid limiting greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant despite the federal government's efforts to combat climate change.

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    Fri, 29 Jan 2016

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