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Corbett vows to protect coal industry at Armstrong County rally

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Gov. Tom Corbett vowed at an Armstrong County campaign rally on Saturday to protect the area’s coal industry against federal pollution regulations if he’s re-elected next month. “This is coal country,” the governor said in a 30-minute speech in front of about 180 people in Plumcreek Township. “We need to get Washington and the (Environmental Protection Agency) out of our ...

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AEP asks PUCO for income guarantee for 4 coal-fired plants

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American Electric Power is asking state regulators to guarantee income for four coal-fired power plants, adding to a lively debate about how best to maintain an adequate electricity supply. The proposal, submitted yesterday, would allow Columbus-based AEP to charge consumers for the cost of operating the plants if the cost exceeds the market value of the electricity generated. At the ...

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Oil boom doesn’t even come close to top ND greenhouse emitter

The oil boom has definitely shoved its way into the limelight of North Dakota energy resources. But According to the federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), coal-related burning is still number one in carbon emissions for the state. Above all other sources, power plant emissions make up the largest portion of greenhouse gas emissions for North Dakota. Data reported to ...

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Energy quote of the day: A disturbing climate march observation

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Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Yesterday’s People’s Climate March in New York City drew an estimated 310,000 – 400,000 people, putting it up there with some of the country’s largest historical mass protests. It’s great that so many people are passionate about doing something to address climate change, but it sometimes seems like people are quick to jump behind a ...

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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Seth Borenstein | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide ...

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Carbon-capture technology works, but cost is still prohibitive

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Hal Bernton | Seattle Times For 14 years, an electric-power plant in Massachusetts used a chemical solvent process to capture carbon dioxide released from the combustion of natural gas. As the U.S. enters a new era of power generation shaped by abundant supplies of natural gas, this carbon-capture technology holds the potential for dramatically lowering emissions from natural gas and ...

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Natural gas, coal have defined Pittsburgh’s history

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Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette If the current tug and pull between coal and natural gas rings familiar, it’s because it was born in Pittsburgh and has defined the region’s energy scene more than any other force, according to Joel Tarr. “The most significant aspects of Pittsburgh’s energy history are those involving transitions between coal and natural gas,” Tarr, professor ...

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