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Supreme Court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold

FPL Power Plant Smokestack Explosion. (Image: Kim Seng via Flickr)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.” By ...

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NY comptroller seeks ExxonMobil analysis of Paris climate accord

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s comptroller and other investors have asked ExxonMobil to advise them about the resilience of the oil company’s business model following the recent Paris climate agreement by nearly 200 countries to slow global warming. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York’s $184.5 billion pension fund for public workers, is joining with the Church of England’s investment ...

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France, India to focus talks on defense deal, clean energy

NEW DELHI  — Amid the pomp of a military parade, the leaders of France and India are planning ambitious discussions next week in New Delhi that could end with a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. French President Francois Hollande arrives Sunday to tour the northern city of Chandigarh before traveling to the ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don’t have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new “community solar array” being built on the outskirts of town. But experts and regulators say there’s a catch. Some of the biggest marketers of such deals are stripping the “green” benefits ...

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