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Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits Proposed

New large gas-fired power plants would be limited to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour and new small gas-fired turbines to 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour under the EPA’s proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution proposed today. New coal-fired units would need … Read more »

American Sustainable Business Council

Small Businesses Face ‘Major Extreme Weather Challenges’

US small businesses — which employ 60 million Americans, or about half of the workforce — are particularly at risk from extreme weather and climate change and must take steps to adapt, according to a report from Small Business Majority (SBM) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Climate Change … Read more »

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Businesses’ Blue Tape Shows Climate Change Risk

Some 90 businesses in South Carolina have put posters, decals or blue tape marking a 6-foot rise in sea level — high tide in 2100 if worst-case climate change scenarios play out — as part of a campaign to draw attention to climate risks to small businesses. The National Oceanic … Read more »

Cutting Power Plants’ Carbon Pollution ‘Can Create Jobs’

Cutting Power Plants’ Carbon Pollution ‘Can Create Jobs’

The US can cut carbon pollution from power plants while creating at least 210,000 jobs, according to analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council and business groups Small Business Majority and the BlueGreen Alliance. The analysis also says a carbon standard would reduce energy bills by about $.90 per … Read more »

60% Say Climate Change Hurts Businesses

60% Say Climate Change Hurts Businesses

The majority of small employers — about 60 percent — believe climate change and extreme weather events are an urgent problem that can disrupt the economy and harm businesses, according to a scientific opinion poll. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of Small Business Majority, found four … Read more »