BlackRock joins Climate Action 100+ investor initiative
BlackRock Inc. joined the Climate Action 100+ investor initiative, adding its influence to a group pushing global corporate greenhouse gas emitters to take action on climate change.
Democrats to target 100% US clean energy standard in pending climate bill
The U.S. would need to derive 100% of electricity sales from clean energy resources by 2050 under a draft climate change bill that Democratic lawmakers will unveil later in January.
ConEd reveals new plans to reduce NY gas use, prioritize lower-emissions options
Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. intends to grow its heat pump offerings and explore options for renewable natural gas, hydrogen and geothermal heating as it continues to attempt to reduce gas use in Westchester County, N.Y., amid supply constraints.
Trump administration proposes to overhaul National Environmental Policy Act
In the name of speeding up infrastructure siting and other federal decisions, the Trump administration released a proposed rule to revamp the National Environmental Policy Act's requirements for when federal agencies are required to study the environmental impacts of major federal actions.
After Exxon well leak, US senator pushes for federal methane leak fine authority
One of the Senate's most vocal advocates for climate action intends to introduce legislation that would empower the federal government to fine energy companies for large methane leaks.
PacifiCorp tells Arizona Public Service it will retire Cholla unit 4 by year-end
PacifiCorp is firming up plans to shutter its share of the Cholla coal-fired power plant near Joseph City, Ariz., by the end of 2020.
Oil sands producer Cenovus aims to cut emissions intensity by 30%
Canadian oil sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. said it plans to cut its emissions intensity by 30% by the next decade and keep output of greenhouse gases flat as it increases production.
NJ, Md. solar renewable energy credits shift higher with more buying interest
During the week ended Jan. 9, over-the-counter markets for renewable energy credits in Maryland and New Jersey worked higher due to increased buying interest.
Salt River Project plans to extend life of Coronado coal unit
By limiting the use of the two generating units at its coal-fired Coronado Generating Station and sharing emissions control capability between them, the Salt River Project believes it will be able to keep both units running until 2032 without installing new selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, equipment.
Georgia Power seeks proposals for reuse of stored coal ash
Georgia Power Co. is seeking proposals for the beneficial reuse of coal ash from active and retired coal-fired power plants.
Utah should set 80%-by-2050 emissions reduction goal, report finds
To improve air quality and address climate change, Utah should set a goal this year of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050, according to the recommendations in a draft report drawn up at the request of the state legislature.
Equinor lags rivals by excluding scope 3 emissions from climate goals
Equinor ASA will need to expand its climate goals to make any meaningful emissions cuts and keep pace with competitors, but doing so could take years, analysts said.
Pa. agency orders Range Resources to plug troubled Marcellus well
Frustrated Pennsylvania environmental regulators ordered Appalachian shale gas driller Range Resources Corp. to plug a Lycoming County, Pa., well that they say is leaking methane into nearby private water wells or face further regulatory action.
TC Energy's Coastal GasLink draws urban protests, potential sabatoge
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they found felled trees and potentially harmful traps along an access road to a construction site for TC Energy Corp.'s Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd. project.
US SEC staff declines NorthWestern's plea to weigh in on coal-related resolution
Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission declined to weigh in on whether NorthWestern Corp. can block an environmental resolution from going to a vote at its 2020 annual meeting, leaving the utility and shareholder to duke the matter out in court or reach a deal.
Tri-State to retire mine, coal units decades early
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. will close its entire Colorado- and New Mexico-based coal-fired generation fleet decades earlier than the assets' potential end of life and will retire a coal mine in Colorado as the cooperative transitions toward a greater proportion of renewables in its energy mix.
More than a third of western US coal mine land left unreclaimed, report says
More than one-third of all land mined for coal in the western U.S. remains unreclaimed after nearly 50 years of mining, according to a new report from a regional network of western conservation organizations.