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EPA Carbon Cuts Will Give Fresh Push To Cap-And-Trade

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's landmark rules to cut power plant emissions will likely g...

Despite Accidents And Huge Costs, Japan's Nuclear Industry Remains Influential

Posted 03.12.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity TOKYO — When Taro Kono was growing up as the son of a major J...

EPA's Power Plant Gamble -- a Risk We Can't Afford

Rep. Ed Whitfield | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ed Whitfield

We will not improve the livelihood of Americans or the health of the environment with emissions standards based on technologies that are unproven with costs that are unaffordable. It's time we provided workable solutions, not unrealistic aspirations.

If You Lived Downwind From This Power Plant, Would You Be Concerned?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Davis-Besse, a nuclear power plant just 30 miles from downtown Toledo, does not provide the same margin of safety that it did when it was built 34 years ago. Will we allow the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to simply lower its standards?

Xcel Acquitted In 5 Worker Deaths During Plant Fire

Reuters | By Robert Boczkiewicz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Reuters) - Public utility Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL.N) and a subsidiary were acquitted on Tuesday of criminal charges stemming from a fire that ki...

Some Progress in Cancún Climate Talks, but Mostly a Morass of Competing, Even Mutually Exclusive Interests

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Monday, negotiators at the Cancún climate summit got down to brass tacks, settling into "vast, sunless meeting rooms, intent on restoring the credibility of a process aimed at slowing global warming."

BP Kern Power Plant Project Gets Millions In Stimulus, Despite Oil Spill And Criminal Probe

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government is giving a joint venture involving oil giant BP millions of dollars in stimulus money to build a power plant on farmland near ...

L.A.'s Coal Ban Leads To Another Abandoned Power Plant | Tilde Herrera, July 13, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) announced Thursday it has given up plans to build an additional coal-fired unit. Its biggest customer -- the city...

Ryan Grim

Internal Memo: Nuclear Power Company Could Make A Billion A Year From Climate Change Law | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Exelon, the nation's largest nuclear power company, stands to rake in roughly an extra $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year if the House climate change b...