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US Power Sector CO2 Emissions ‘Almost Down to 1990 Levels,’ Report Says

The largest electric producers in the US continue to reduce emissions of key air pollutants, according to an annual analysis of power plant emissions.

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World’s Largest Companies Decoupling Emissions, Business Growth

Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »

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Why GE, Other Energy Giants Are Investing Billions in Battery Storage

General Electric has invested millions of dollars into German batter storage provider Sonnen — the latest move by an energy services giant to buy into the growing energy storage market.

Are Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plants Too Good to be True?

Are Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plants Too Good to be True?

A fossil-fuel power plant that will produce low-cost electricity with zero emissions? It sounds too good to be true. And it is for the forseeable future. Carbon capture and storage technology, which can bury up to 90 percent of the power plant emissions, according to the EPA shows promise but … Read more »

Will the Exelon and Pepco Merger Ultimately Fly or Remain Grounded?

The energy world will soon know whether the deal between Exelon Corp. Pepco Holdings will go through: April 7, at the latest. Despite previous rejections of the proposed merger and the two utilities having sweetened the pot as a result, it is unclear what will happen now. The $6.8 billion … Read more »

First Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plant Under Construction

First Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plant Under Construction

A power plant that will produce low-cost electricity with zero emissions is being built in La Porte, Texas. Net Power, a collaboration between Exelon Generation, CB&I, and 8 Rivers Capital, today said it has broken ground on the 50-megawatt demonstration plant, which it says it a “first-of-a-kind” power plant. The … Read more »

Power Sector Emissions Continue to Drop

The largest electric utilities in the US — including Entergy, Hoosier Energy and Xcel — have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years, according to an analysis of power plant air pollution emissions. The report — a collaborative effort between Ceres, Bank of America, four power producers … Read more »

Exelon Urges Voluntary Option for Clean Power Plan Compliance

The electric industry can achieve the EPA’s goal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants on schedule and at a minimal cost to consumers without harming grid reliability or compromising the efficiency of existing energy markets, according to Exelon. Testifying before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 19 … Read more »