The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released preliminary data from its annual survey of electric generators, detailing the capacity of coal-fired power plants with installed pollution control equipment due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, rule.
California has become the first state in the country to release to the public a proposed plan for complying with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, the EPA's final rule, published last fall, which aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
Investor-owned utility Xcel Energy has received approval for its long-range plan to more than double its renewable energy portfolio and to make more than 60 percent of its electricity carbon-free in the next 15 years.
Environmental agencies in Maryland and Delaware have filed petitions with the Environmental Protection Agency asking the EPA to take action against out-of-state fossil fired power plants.
NRG Energy on Jan. 10 completed construction of what it says is the world's largest carbon capture and storage project.
Virginia agencies will develop a "trading-ready" greenhouse gas reduction plan for power plants that would allow the state to join a regional program under an executive order signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat.