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Coal group attacks gas for emissions; challenge to NY nuclear subsidy rejected

Coal group attacks gas for CO2 emissions, says more carbon capture needed

A coal industry trade group tossed natural gas under the bus in a blog post calling for more development of carbon capture technologies to limit global carbon emissions, noting that U.S. carbon emissions increased in 2018.

Disbanded scientists find US EPA's air standard for soot pollution inadequate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should consider strengthening its current standard for deadly fine particulate matter pollution, an independent panel of scientific experts recommended Oct. 11.

IMF: $75 carbon tax by 2030 could help halt global warming at 2 degrees C

The International Monetary Fund has suggested that one of the best ways to prevent average global temperatures from exceeding 2 degrees C would be to set a global tax on carbon that would "rise rapidly" to $75 per ton of carbon dioxide emissions in 2030.

Moody's: Merchant coal plants face 'heightened refinancing risk' amid ESG wave

Moody's warns that as investors zero-in on environmental, social and governance risks during the U.S. energy industry's carbon transition, merchant coal generators face waning prospects for debt refinancing.

New York Supreme Court strikes down suit against state's nuclear subsidy

The New York Supreme Court in Albany County has struck down a lawsuit challenging the state's clean air subsidy for three uneconomic nuclear power plants.

Shell CEO says cross-collaboration is key to reaching climate goals

Achieving a sustainable energy future will require fossil fuels; money to infuse a transformation; and collaboration between individuals, companies and governments, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's top executive said.

Duke Energy asks NC superior court to review ash excavation order

Duke Energy Corp. is continuing its appeal of a decision by North Carolina regulators that would require the company to excavate all of its coal ash impoundments in the state.

Nuclear is too slow, costly to stop climate change, says status report

In a race against time to stem global warming, emissions-free nuclear reactors are too slow and too costly to build, and the world would be better off investing in cheaper, faster-to-build renewables instead, asserted the World Nuclear Industry Status Report for 2019.

Investors shift to renewables, but leave money on the table

Global investors are planning to step up their spending on renewable energy while divesting from fossil fuels, but many are still holding off on portfolio changes to address the growing awareness of climate change, a survey has found.

Audubon finds climate change puts 64% of North American birds at risk

Nearly two-thirds of all North American birds are at moderate to high risk of being impacted by climate change and certain human activities under a 3-degree global warming scenario.

States argue recent smog rulings support petitions targeting upwind coal plants

The states of Delaware and Maryland told a federal appeals court on Oct. 8 that a recent ruling by the same court supports their position in a legal battle over smog-forming emissions from upwind coal plants that drift across state lines.