pollution

December 9, 2020

The Clean Air Act was the first comprehensive federal law regulating air pollution emissions

Last year, the U.S. EPA finalized the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a dramatic relaxing in air pollution standards. ACE effectively rolls back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), policy that aimed to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. electrical power generation—in particular, from coal-burning power plants—through the first national standards. ACE instead allows states to decide […]

December 4, 2020

The solar array was created in the Bronx borough because of its ongoing issues with asthma and air pollution

It is estimated that roughly 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are caused by the built environment.[1] Eliminating these emissions is crucial to a safer climate future. This November our New York City (NYC) headquarters brought us one step closer to this ideal by generating more renewable energy than what is needed for […]

October 27, 2020

Evaluation of Nuclear Power as a Proposed Solution to Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security

The Green New Deal and multiple proposed laws and resolutions in the U.S. House (HRes.540, HR.3314, HR.3671) and Senate (SRes.632, S.987) call for the United States to move entirely from fossil fuels to clean, renewable electricity and/or all energy. A new bill was just introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Rep. Jimmy […]

October 7, 2020

A new Energy Information Administration analysis shows that pollution from California’s dreadful wildfires has s…

From the apocalypse files: A new Energy Information Administration analysis shows that pollution from California’s dreadful wildfires has substantially curtailed solar power generation in the state. Why it matters: Everything’s connected. The growing wildfires in California — a problem worsened in part by global warming — create complications for one of the power sources that can help fight […]

September 16, 2020

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the innovative Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have cut car…

This is the second blog in a three-part series on Pennsylvania’s proposed regulation to limit carbon pollution from power plants and participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Part I summarizes the proposal from the Department of Environmental Protection and explains the Environmental Quality Board’s September 15 vote on it. Part III will discuss the General […]

August 21, 2020

Where shall we Get Our Power in crisis of pollution and climate change

Climate change is playing a role in increasing risks from wildfires, increasing peak electricity demand to power our air conditioners, and reducing the capabilities of existing power plants. While grappling with these climate-induced challenges, the power sector is also leading the way when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, substituting coal generation with less-polluting […]

August 21, 2020

Pollution crisis in your city will be severe; Drastic changes can be seen

The air is thin…and deadly. Regulators in Colorado have announced they’re planning to launch an investigation after an oil refinery north of Denver sent toxic emissions into the air above permitted levels. The Denver Post reports that one local county official said the company operating the refinery, Suncor Energy, has reverted to a simple strategy: “problem, apology, repeat.” […]

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