Energy

File- Trucks carry out loads of coal at the Pine Creek Coal Company in Spring Glen, Pennsylvania. A new EPA standard aims to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, including coal-fired plants. | AP/Rick Smith

Obama Takes On Coal With First-Ever Carbon Limits

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.

The downtown core lays in ruins as fire fighters continue to water smoldering rubble Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Quebec after a train derailed ignited tanker cars carrying crude oil.

Feds Doing Blitz Inspections Of Rail Oil Shipments Following Quebec Train Disaster

Federal inspection teams have been conducting spot safety checks of rail shipments of crude oil from the booming Bakken oil region in Great Plains states in response to last month’s rail disaster in Canada, U.S. officials said Thursday.

U.S. Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hand it over. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House science committee, signs a subpoena ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to hand over sensitive health data.

House Panel Subpoenas EPA For Air Pollution Data

In a rare step, the science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to subpoena the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for data from key studies used to justify air pollution regulations.

Thanks to funding from the Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, Ormond Beach was able to make energy efficiency upgrades to 16 city-owned buildings and is now saving more than $45,000 a year on its energy costs. | Photo courtesy of the City of Ormond Beach, Florida.

Ormond Beach Triples Energy Cost Savings Projections

Known for its white beaches and blue skies, the city of Ormond Beach, Florida, recently became known for a new color — green.