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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
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Eleventh Circuit Limits Local Utility Monopolies
Can a municipal water utility use its monopoly to increase its natural gas sales to homeowners?
United States
23 Aug 2019
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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
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EPA Proposes Changes To Regulations On Methane Emissions
On September 11, the EPA proposed changes to an Obama-era rule on methane emissions to give oil and gas companies more time between inspections of drilling equipment and to repair methane gas leaks. Industry groups opposed the 2016 rule.
United States
21 Sep 2018
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ConocoPhillips Settles With Venezuela's PDVSA To Recover $2 Billion
U.S. producer ConocoPhillips on Monday said Venezuela's PDVSA agreed to pay $2 billion to settle an arbitration award, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run oil firm from exporting crude from most of its key Caribbean facilities.
United States
9 Sep 2018
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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
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Turning Poultry Waste And Scrapwood Into Electricity
Veolia Environment SA has agreed to operate and maintain three power plants in the southeast that will generate electricity from burning wood and chicken waste
United States
15 May 2018
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EPA Lifts Leak Repair Requirements For Oil And Gas Wells
The EPA has altered a 2016 rule requiring oil companies to fix leaks from oil and gas wells during unscheduled shutdown periods.
United States
10 Apr 2018
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FERC Awards $ 13 Million To Shipper In Interstate Pipeline Competition Decision
Long a supporter of interstate gas pipeline competition, on May 30 FERC ruled that Sunoco unduly preferred certain shippers by executing throughput and deficiency agreements on the capacity...
United States
12 Jun 2017
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Federal Court Rules That CWA Does Not Apply To Groundwater Discharges
Given the conflicting decisions, it is very likely that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will soon address the CWA-groundwater pathway issue.
United States
2 May 2017
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Scott Pruitt Withdraws Obama Measure Requiring Reporting Of Methane Leaks
Scott Pruitt, the new EPA administrator, has withdrawn an Obama era measure requiring oil and gas companies to submit data on methane leaks from their facility to the EPA.
United States
31 Mar 2017
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop As Natural Gas Replaces Coal Power
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions declined by more than 2 percent between 2014 and 2015.
United States
10 Mar 2017
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FERC Addresses Right Of Solar Energy Qualified Facilities To Sell Power To Electric Utilities
In a December 15 opinion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) upheld the right of small power producers such as solar power facilities...
United States
10 Jan 2017
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Volkswagen To Spell Out Details Of $2 Billion Dollar Zero Emission Vehicle Instrument Plan
Volkswagen has been given 120 days to develop initial plans on how the Company will spend $2 billion dollars to promote development and adaptation of zero emission vehicles...
United States
10 Nov 2016
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Oil, Gas Industry Air Pollution Standards Will Not Be Reopened
The 2012 emission standards ("ESs") applicable to the oil and gas industry will not be reopened by the U.S. EPA despite requests by the American Petroleum Institute and other industry and environmental groups' petitions.
United States
19 Aug 2016
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PHMSA Tightening Legacy Pipeline And Consequence Area Regulations For Natural Gas Pipelines
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) March 16 proposed regulations for natural gas pipeline safety focuses on legacy pipe integrity.
United States
6 Apr 2016
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Environmental Groups And Local Entities File Comments On Southeast Market Pipelines Project, Including The Sabal Trail Pipeline
Kiokee‐Flint Group, Sierra Club, Flint Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Nonami Oglethorpe, LLC, Country, GA, LLC, and Graham Properties filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
United States
5 Nov 2015
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White House To Review Plan To Issue Guidance To States On Clean Power Compliance
The Environmental Protection Agency's soon to be finalized Clean Power Plan has been sent to the White House for review.
United States
29 Jul 2015
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Georgia Denies Permit For Kinder Morgan Pipeline
On May 19, 2015 The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that it will not allow Kinder Morgan to exercise eminent domain to seize private property in order to build the Palmetto Pipeline.
United States
21 May 2015
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A Win For Solar Energy In Georgia – The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act Becomes Law
On May 12, 2015, Georgia took a giant leap forward in the development of distributed solar power in the state, outpacing all other states in the region.
United States
15 May 2015
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