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Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign

The standard for which new coal plants could come into the market has been if they could capture and sequester the carbon dioxide output. But that threshold for new plants could change during Trump’s reign.

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What Does a Carbon Tax Mean for Manufacturing?

A carbon tax initiative — the first of its kind in the US — will go before Washington state voters next week.

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PSEG Power Adds Momentum to the Pace of Coal Plant Retirements

PSEG Power is retiring two coal plants that generate about 1,200 megawatts of electrics on June 1, 2017. That’s on top of the nearly 18,000 megawatts that was retired over the last year, which was older and mostly smaller units.

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States, Power Companies, Enviros Defend EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Clean Power Plan supporters — including environmental and health organizations, states, power companies and clean energy trade groups — yesterday filed briefs asking the DC Circuit court to uphold the power plant emissions regulation. On June 2 the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will hear oral arguments … Read more »

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Enviro Groups Put the Squeeze on Capri Sun Packaging Waste

A coalition of environmental groups is pressuring Kraft Foods to reduce its Capri Sun packaging waste. According to the Make It, Take It Campaign, whose 14 members include Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club Extended Producer Responsibility Team, Kraft’s Capri Sun pouches that are made by bonding aluminum … Read more »

Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste

A landfill in eastern Michigan was ready to accept up to 36 tons of low-level radioactive fracking waste last week that had already been rejected from two other states, according to the Detroit News. A number of local residents, as well as the Michigan director of the Sierra Club, expressed public … Read more »

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

The University of California – Irvine jumped from no. 3 to no. 1 in this year’s Sierra Club ranking of green schools, knocking last year’s winner, University of Connecticut, out of the top spot. This was the eighth year for the “Cool Schools” ranking, with more than 150 schools participating. According to … Read more »

State OKs Coal Ash Reuse

Michigan may allow toxic coal ash to be reused for some beneficial purposes such as road construction and as an fertilizer supplement. The Great Lakes Echo reports some environmental groups including the Sierra Club are concerned about the bill, which the Michigan legislature approved, because it allows the leftover residue … Read more »

Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks could achieve a reduction in average new truck fuel consumption of at least 40 percent by 2025 from 2010 levels, according to a fact sheet by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and four other groups. The EPA … Read more »

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Green Building Wars Rage

The Green Globes rating system is “greenwash,” according to an open letter to the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) board of directors. The letter, spearheaded by Greenwash Action, a joint initiative of Sierra Club and Greenpeace, and signed by several environmental and green building groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and … Read more »