COAL POWER Direct [May 10, 2017]

D.C. Circuit Halts Clean Power Plan, Mercury Rule Litigation

In two separate actions over the past 24 hours, the D.C. Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) request to suspend cases challenging the Clean Power Plan and the Mercury…

EPA Guidance on State Coal Ash Permit Programs Is Coming, Pruitt Says

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is working on guidance to give states the flexibility in implementing programs for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) disposal. In…

[UPDATED] Dynegy Rethinks Illinois Ventures Amid Market Turmoil

As Dynegy moved this week to assume full ownership of two struggling Ohio coal plants it co-owns with AES Corp. subsidiary DPL Inc., the company's CEO reportedly said it is mulling…

Energy Secretary Perry: War on Coal Is Over

The Barack Obama administration waged war on the coal industry, but that’s all over now, recently confirmed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry told the National Coal Council (NCC) during its…

DOE Issues First-Ever Emergency Order to Keep Open a Unit That Is Noncompliant with MATS

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued an unprecedented emergency order on April 14 to keep open a power plant that had been slated for shutdown under the Mercury and Air…

Norwegian CCS Boss: CCS is not BS

Sitting on a panel during the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City on April 24, Michael Bloomberg proclaimed that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “total bullshit.”…