All Posts Tagged With: "coal-fired plants"
Descending from the Pollution Plateau: Why Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Declining in the Mountain West and How to Keep it that Way comes on the heels of a study by the U.S. Department of Energy showing CO2 emissions in the United States at their lowest level since 1992.4Sep2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
The Electric Power Research Institute study says that providing electric utilities with flexibility in installing new pollution control technology to comply with current and pending EPA regulations could save approximately $100 billion in future expenditures.4Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner skies. Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has declined slightly.16Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Many coal plants in the region did not invest in new pollution control technology in good economic times and now they cannot afford it. During her visit, EPA administrator Jackson praised Colorado’s plan to retire coal plants and replace them with natural gas-powered generators.25Oct2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Kelly, who’s apparently moving from Minnesota (where Xcel is based) to Colorado, went on to question those in Congress denying the science behind global climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels. “I think the science is pretty solid. Maybe we haven’t communicated it well enough.”22Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“Congressional Republicans continue to press for more nuclear energy funding while seeking deep cuts in renewable energy investments,” said Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. “One has to wonder ‘what are these people thinking?’”6Jul2011 | admin | 3 comments | Continued