Categories & Tags: carbon pollution

Big Carbon vs. the future at EPA Clean Power Plan hearings   |   July 31, 2014
This week the Environmental Protection Agency held a series of public hearings in Atlanta and three other cities on its proposed rule to cut emissions of carbon and other...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: New power plant pollution rules won't save the planet, but they will save lives   |   June 5, 2014
Under a new rule unveiled this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, percent by which existing U.S. power plants must cut climate-disrupting carbon pollution from 2005...

 

'Energy [R]evolution': Nearly 100% renewable is doable, says report   |   May 14, 2014
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams Dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels. Create millions of new jobs in the renewable energy sector and beyond. Democratize...

 

Southern coal plants top list of worst carbon polluters targeted by Obama climate plan   |   June 26, 2013
Pointing out that "Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction," President Obama bypassed Congress and outlined a plan this week to use his...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Confronting a deepening climate crisis   |   January 11, 2013
Rank of 2012 among the warmest years on record for the contiguous United States: 1 Degrees by which the average 2012 temperature for the lower 48 states exceeded the 20th century...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Protesting BP's Olympic greenwash   |   July 27, 2012
Number of people arrested last week following a protest at the Olympic Clock in London's Trafalgar Square, where activists posing as representatives of BP and other notorious...

 

Federal court rejects Virginia attorney general's effort to block climate action   |   June 27, 2012
A federal court has rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that unregulated greenhouse gas...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The hidden costs of the 'Newt Gallon'   |   March 2, 2012
Price to which Republican presidential hopeful and former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich says he will reduce the price of a gallon of gas to if elected, which he's touting...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Exposing America's worst climate polluters   |   January 12, 2012
Date on which the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new database of major greenhouse gas polluters: 1/11/2012 Rank of power plants among the largest U.S. industrial...

 

VOICES: Solyndra's fossil fuel cousins   |   September 23, 2011
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Republicans show no signs of relenting in their effort to exploit the bankruptcy filing of federally-backed solar equipment company Solyndra...

 

Judge halts Ga. coal plant over climate concerns   |   July 1, 2008
Construction on Georgia's first new coal-fired power plant in decades came to a halt yesterday, thanks to a groundbreaking decision by a judge. Overturning an administrative...

 

Big Coal makes deceptive phone calls on climate change legislation   |   May 22, 2008
Next month the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Lieberman-Warner bill on climate change (S. 2191), legislation that would create a federally controlled market for carbon...

 

How much CO2 does your local power plant emit?   |   November 15, 2007
Anyone interested in understanding how much carbon dioxide pollution is being emitted by the world's power plants has a terrific new resource to turn to: the Carbon Monitoring...

 

Houston, we have an energy problem (and solution)   |   July 16, 2007
Houston is a fast-growing city, and it uses a lot of electricity. Most of that power has come from natural gas to date, which seemed like a good idea when prices were low. But now...

 

EPA, carbon, and the South   |   April 3, 2007
In a somewhat surprise ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said that the EPA can regulate carbon emissions. The ruling addressed three questions: • Do states have the right to...