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U.S. Gas Plants Will Be Outperformed By Wind And Solar By 2035
Natural gas-fired power plants, which are largely responsible for undermining the economics of coal-fired plants, are expected to be undercut by renewable
United States
13 Sep 2019
SGR Client Cherry Street Energy Partners With Terrapin Brewery
Through its partnership with SGR client Cherry Street Energy, Terrapin Brewery became Georgia's first brewery to purchase renewable energy generated on-site.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Groundwater Pollution Liability Under Clean Water Act To Be Reviewed By U.S. Supreme Court
On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a unanimous decision by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that underground wastewater injection into a groundwater
United States
1 Apr 2019
Solar Panel Discussion: SGR's Steve O'Day To Speak At The Southface Institute
On Thursday, February 28th, there will be a Solar panel discussion at Southface. The Solar Panel Discussion event will explore new solutions to existing and reoccurring solar energy problems
United States
21 Mar 2019
New Rules On Lead Drinking Water Standards Delayed
The US EPA announced on February 25, that new drinking water regulations aimed at eliminating lead in water supplies have been returned to the US EPA's staffers for revision.
United States
8 Mar 2019
Federal Shutdown Delays EPA Rule Rewrites
The EPA's original target for completion of the rule changes was March 2019 which appears highly unlikely given the 33 day delay.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Citigroup Issues €1B Green Bond To Fund Renewable Energy And Conservation Efforts
On Tuesday, January 22, Citigroup announced the issuance of its inaugural green bond, to be used for funding renewable energy, sustainable transportation, water quality and conservation, energy efficiency...
United States
28 Jan 2019
EPA Seeks To Revamp NSR Test
The EPA has proposed easing the emission test for triggering new source review ("NSR") requirements for installation of modern pollution controls as part of its power sector climate rule.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Federal Appellate Court Rules That Coal Ash Ponds Not Subject To CWA
Federal Appellate Court Rules That Coal Ash Ponds Not Subject To CWA
United States
1 Oct 2018
Trump Administration Continues To Ease Regulations On Coal Plants
On Wednesday, August 29th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was reconsidering an Obama-era rule on emissions of mercury from coal-fired plants.
United States
7 Sep 2018
White House Announces Proposal To Reorganize Governmental Agencies
On June 21, 2018, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a plan which proposes to consolidate some federal agencies to reduce duplication and redundancy, and to approve efficiency, effectiveness and...
United States
6 Jul 2018
EPA Announces New Carbon Neutral Policy For Forest Biomass Energy
On February 23, 2018, Scott Pruitt announced a new EPA policy which will treat forest biomass burned at power plants as carbon neutral in all future regulations.
United States
17 May 2018
Toshiba Backs Vogtle Nuclear Project
On June 9, Toshiba Corp. announced a $3.68 billion guarantee for the development of the Vogtle nuclear reactors.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Trump Administration Seeks To Cut Clean Energy Division Budget
The White House is seeking to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the budget of an Energy Department division that funds technological research in projects ranging from LED light bulbs to plug-in electric trucks.
United States
24 Apr 2017
U.S. EPA Prepares To Defend Whitehouse Clean Power Plan
Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision halting the Carbon Dioxide Standards implementation under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. EPA began to prepare their public defense of the plan.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Civil Penalty Shield Removed From Mercury And Air Toxics Standard
On April 6, the U.S. EPA published a final rule removing the affirmative defense language for power plants that shielded operators from civil penalties related to violations caused...
United States
25 May 2016
Opponents Of Clean Power Plan Seek Two Days Of Oral Argument
Oral arguments in the challenge to the Clean Power Plan are currently scheduled for June 2 and 3 before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
United States
16 May 2016
States Challenge EPA's Clean Power Plan
More than two dozen states, along with industry, utility and other groups, have joined a lawsuit challenging the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
United States
6 May 2016
Former EPA Administrators Defend Clean Power Plan
The U.S. EPA contends that shifting electricity generation away from coal-fired utilities as required by the Clean Power Plan (the "CPP") constitutes a permissible system of emission reduction under the Clean Air Act (the "Act").
United States
22 Apr 2016
Authority To Implement EPA Carbon Plan Questioned
The U.S. EPA has urged the states to begin making preparations for compliance with the Clean Power Plan in anticipation of resolution of the challenges in favor of the EPA.
United States
23 Mar 2016
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