Latest Emissions reduction News

Xcel files plan to close coal-fired power plant in Pueblo

Nov. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy has proposed a tentative agreement to close Colorado's largest coal-fired power plant by 2035, well ahead of its original retirement date of 2070, as regulators consider how the largest utility operating in the state can reduce its carbon emissions. ...

DEP commissioner suspends permit for $1B transmission line

Nov. 23, 2021 21:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's environmental commissioner suspended a permit Tuesday for a $1 billion electricity transmission line, delivering another blow to the project aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to New England. Commissioner Melanie Loyzim's decision comes...

Rhode Island rethinks plan to cut transportation pollution

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Rhode Island officials plan to lean on federal funding and come up with a new way to cut emissions from the transportation sector, following the demise of a multistate compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution. Terrence Gray, acting director of the...

Dems confident on methane fee as budget bill moves to Senate

Nov. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic plan to impose a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas wells has cleared a key hurdle, but it faces strong opposition from the oil and gas industry and criticism by centrist Sen. Joe Manchin. The proposed fee on methane — a powerful...

Electronic tolls coming to Spaulding Turnpike

Nov. 19, 2021 16:28 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Electronic tolls are coming to the Spaulding Turnpike. The nearly $25 million project for the tolls in Dover and Rochester is designed to help with mobility, reduce noise and cut down on emissions, WMUR-TV reported. Cash...

Governors abandon pact to reduce transportation pollution

Nov. 18, 2021 19:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration's ambitious plan to create a multi-state compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain traction in other states. The announcement comes after Democratic...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

Greenpeace denounces France's uranium exports to Russia

Nov. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railroad in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent loads of reprocessed uranium from getting exported to Russia. The tracks the activists stood on are located in the commune of Pierrelatte just...

Energy summit in UAE after COP26 stresses fossil fuel demand

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy ministers from across the developing world gathered in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on Monday and stressed the need for continued investment in fossil fuel production — a message just days after these same nations joined around 200 countries in...

Electric school buses for Barre expected to arrive next week

Nov. 14, 2021 14:06 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Two electric school buses could be on the roads in Barre in a couple of weeks, school officials said. The buses are part of a pilot project to test their effectiveness in colder climates, the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reported. Last month, Gov....