Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co. and other energy companies must abide by federal limits on mercury and additional power-plant pollutants, a U.S. court said, upholding a rule regulators say will save lives and the industry claims was illegally drafted.
Utility companies criticizing a proposed new U.S. cap on power-plant pollutants say they aren’t swayed by the Obama administration’s decision to grant two of their requests for more flexibility in complying.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday strengthened the Environmental Protection Agency in its drive to cut air pollution, a result critics warned would lead to costly regulations as the agency moves to curb global warming.
American Electric Power Co. said it will stop using coal to generate power at three plants, as part of a settlement with government regulators and environmental groups, a sign of continuing pressure on coal-heavy utilities.
Duke Energy Corp., CMS Energy Corp., American Electric Power Co. and other energy companies must face antitrust lawsuits by natural gas buyers alleging they manipulated prices during California’s energy crisis more than a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled today.
One slice of Hurricane Sandy’s $80 billion in economic damages was $3.3 billion just to repair the New York-New Jersey electrical grid -- a casualty that’s inspiring utilities to re-engineer their disaster plans.
The Obama administration plans to solicit ideas from states on how to cut greenhouse-gas emissions as it seeks to impose standards for carbon dioxide on new and existing electric-power plants, according to people briefed on the plans.