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Ameren Proposes Alternatives to EPA Clean Power Plan

Ameren has drafted an alternate approach to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan that the St. Louis-based electric utility says would achieve the same final CO2 emission reduction goals as EPA’s proposal while saving Missouri customers $4 billion in costs and avoiding grid reliability problems related to the premature closure of … Read more »

Ameren Missouri to Reduce CO2 Emissions 30 Percent Below 2005 Levels

Ameren Missouri has filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission its 20-year plan that includes major expansions of solar and wind power and will reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2035, the utility says. Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, would add nearly 500 MW of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Standards, Duke Energy Order, Alpha Fine, Efficiency Bill

The EPA has extended the public comment period on its carbon standards for new power plants, and on the February 26, 2014, notice of data availability soliciting comment on Energy Act provisions, by 60 days to May 9. Judge Paul Ridgeway of Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina ordered Duke … Read more »

DOE Provides $1bn to Coal Power Plant with Carbon Capture

The US Department of Energy will provide about $1 billion of cost-shared funding to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance for the FutureGen 2.0 Project, a public-private partnership developing the world’s first commercial-scale, coal-fueled oxy-combustion electric generation project integrated with carbon capture and geologic storage. The Alliance, cooperating with Ameren Energy Resources, … Read more »

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Walmart, BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric and about two dozen other major US companies have already integrated a price on carbon emissions into their long-term business plans, according to a CDP report. In 2013, 28 companies based or operating in the US disclosed that they use an internal carbon price in … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: BP and Chevron Trials, Airliner Carbon, Ameren Sale

Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director at Halliburton, formally pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to destroying evidence connected with the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Reuters reported. Meanwhile a federal court has extended the EPA’s deadline to respond to BP’s lawsuit challenging the freeze on new … Read more »

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and Entergy top the CDP’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. All three companies received a disclosure score of 100 — calculated to reflect each company’s transparency on climate change — and A performance ratings, which rank companies according to … Read more »

American Electric Power Tops US Industrial Polluters Index

American Electric Power Tops US Industrial Polluters Index

American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Southern Company are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the US, according to the Greenhouse 100 index, a new ranking of US polluters developed by researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each of the top three … Read more »

Coal Plants Drag Heels on Emissions Cuts

Coal Plants Drag Heels on Emissions Cuts

Emissions increased or showed little change at seven of the 10 worst mercury-emitting coal-fired power plants in 2011, compared to 2010, according to a report by the Environmental Integrity Project. The seven plants are owned by Luminant Generation, Southern Company, Great River Energy, Grand River Dam Authority and DTE Energy. But … Read more »