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  1. 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 power product lines. In a live Reuters broadcast, McElhinney was asked if Trump’s stated pre-election plans to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change would present difficulties for GE Power. "We see the demand being very robust for products that can lower emissions and increase efficiency," McElhinney said in the interview. "I don't actually see anything happening domestically in the U.S. as having a dramatic impact." GE has put a lot of investment into making its power plant equipment more efficient, with upgrades aimed at helping plant owners meet greenhouse gas regulations. GE's new products, which include advances in software and augmented reality technologies, have been applied to both natural gas and coal plants. In addition to his threat to pull the US out of the Paris accord, Trump also repeatedly asserted that he would lift sanctions that hurt the coal industry and coal-fired power plants. McElhinney told Reuters that in the coming weeks GE will announce power contracts worth $500 million, including a $300 million deal to upgrade two power plants in the U.K. GE's potential market for power plant equipment sales more than doubled to $53 billion a year with the 2015 acquisition of power assets from Alstom, he added.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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

    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.

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    Mon, 11 May 2009

  3. 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

  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. Texas greenhouse gas regulations go into effect

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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. IEA report predicts gas and renewables set to dominate

    Global energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency, released its annual World Energy Outlook report on Wednesday, acknowledging that while the Paris COP21 agreement was an ‘achievement’, it would not be enough to avoid the worst impact of climate change.

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    Wed, 16 Nov 2016

  6. Carbon Emissions: Kerry: Obama's climate change targets won't be reversed

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries — including his own — to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying a failure to do so would be a "betrayal of devastating consequences."

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

  7. 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

  8. 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

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