Coal-based electricity is one of the least expensive, most reliable means of producing electricity, and it’s a central part of the American energy portfolio, Tracey writes. Not only that, coal has a long history of providing energy to Americans.
Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s pick to lead the EPA, told a Senate panel on Thursday that coal will remain important in the US energy mix and that if confirmed that she will be flexible in applying new pollution rules for coal-fueled power plants.
Clean energy requirements under consideration by the Colorado State Legislature would require some utilities to increase energy from renewable sources by 150 percent, Tracey writes, which would result in higher electricity costs.
Californian support for clean coal power is in stark contrast to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to remove coal from the city's electricity mix by the year 2025, Tracey writes.
The Texas Clean Energy Project, a $2.5 billion coal gasification power plant, will be the first US power plant that combines both integrated coal gasification combined cycle and carbon-capture-and-storage technologies, Tracey writes.
The Environmental Protection Agency needs to analyze and understand the full, cumulative economic impacts of its regulations, Tracey writes, and not seemingly choose sides when it comes to energy production.
The Business Roundtable's recommendations to the EPA underscore the need to take action to protect the environment while not harming American jobs and consumers, Tracey writes.
Higher electricity rates under new EPA regulations would have negative impact on Arizona's ability to attract and create new jobs, experts tell a group of state lawmakers.
We need all of our domestic energy resources to create a balanced fuel portfolio and satisfy our growing demand for electricity, Tracey writes.
While commitment to fully implementing 21st Century coal-based electricity seems to have wavered from the Obama administration, Tracey writes, American ingenuity and know-how will continue to produce major developments in clean coal technologies for years to come.
Coal-based electricity is one of the least expensive, most reliable means of producing electricity, Tracey writes, and it’s a central part of the American energy portfolio.
If the president is serious about making our country competitive, he will help to overturn EPA regulations that will hurt the US economy, Tracey writes.
Almost three-quarters of Ohioans say shutting more coal plants is a bad idea.
EPA rules for compliance could force some plants to close because they don't have time for a retrofit.