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Factsheet: An Initiative to help modernize natural gas transmission and distribution infrastructure

Conor O’Sullivan | Breaking Energy Capstone Roundtable on Reducing Methane Emissions: Improving Safety, the Economy, the Environment, and Creating Jobs On Wednesday (Jul. 29) the White House and the Department of Energy hosted a Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable.  In addition, DOE is announcing a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and ...

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Carbon captured from power plants potential key to future oil production

Chuck Raasch | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — A new $1 billion Texas project to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant and use it to extract hard-to-get oil out of existing wells may be a breakthrough that a coalition of energy, technological and environmental interests has been looking for. If successful, the project could have a long-term ...

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Poll: Californians support global warming rules – unless gas prices rise

Dan Smith | Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) Californians continue to strongly support their state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases — until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The Public Policy Institute of California’s annual environmental survey also found majorities oppose the greater use of fracking for oil exploration (54 percent), increased offshore ...

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Huge crowd turns out for Chevron Richmond project appeal

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Robert Rogers | The Oakland Tribune RICHMOND — The City Council on Tuesday heard Chevron’s appeal of the Planning Commission’s recommended amendments to a proposed $1 billion modernization of its local refinery. The council is set to render its decision at its next meeting July 29. Jennifer Hernandez, the lead consultant retained by the city to analyze Chevron’s project, said ...

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Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California’s battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of California’s main sources of clean energy, generating power without spewing greenhouse gases into the air. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1qTT5Ej ) that many ...

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Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by ...

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A Win for Carbon Capture at NRG Coal Plant in Texas

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Carbon capture has been slow to fulfil the hopes held for it by a wide range of powerful energy policy players – from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the International Energy Agency – who see the technology as crucial in the fight against global warming. But its prospects in the United States got a ...

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Will the EPA’s New Carbon Rule Survive Judicial Challenge?

Edward Dodge | BreakingEnergy.com The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed new carbon emission standards for fossil fuel power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The rules for new-build power plants fall under Section 111(b) and are known as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This should not be confused with Section 111(d) that regulates existing power plants. The ...

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Subcommittee hopes to take down EPA and fight wildfire in one shot

Zachary Toliver | Shale Play Media A recent decision on legislation regarding EPA funding was reached Wednesday that would cut EPA funding by nine percent while increasing money to fight wildfires on federal land. The Hill contributor Timothy Cama reported that a House subcommittee approved legislation that would slash the EPA’s funding by nine percent and give much needed aid ...

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China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions

Louise Watt | The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions. China’s chief climate official Xie Zhenhua said China should not be subject ...

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