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Editorial: Framework for clean power

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The Clean Power Plan, unveiled by President Obama this week, seeks to alter the thinking of power companies. The president wants utilities, especially those more heavily reliant on coal-fired plants, to do a better job incorporating clean energy sources into their portfolios. In that way, the country would be in a stronger position to reduce its carbon emissions, the key ...

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Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H.  President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The Obama administration first proposed the rule last year. Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule's implementation. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and ...

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Your move, world governments: Google reigns renewable energy purchases

A neon Google logo is seen as employees work at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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Internet overlord Google has made its strongest pledge to reduce the world’s carbon footprint by announcing that the company will triple purchases of renewable power over the next decade. In a recent statement posted by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the search giant stated that already leading the world as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable power wasn’t enough. At the ...

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