carbon emissions http://wkms.org en Stumbo, Stivers Call New EPA Regulations A "Dumbass" Policy http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-stivers-call-new-epa-regulations-dumbass-policy <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The state’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words over proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced new regulations that would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:20:05 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41055 at http://wkms.org Stumbo, Stivers Call New EPA Regulations A "Dumbass" Policy Tennessee May Have Natural Gas to Thank for Major Drop in Carbon Emissions http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-may-have-natural-gas-thank-major-drop-carbon-emissions <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Carbon emissions in Tennessee dropped by a third over five years, according to a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/benchmarking-air-emissions-of-the-100-largest-electric-power-producers-in-the-united-states-2014/view" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(42, 89, 161);">new study</a>. It says the closure of coal-fired plants and the historically low price of natural gas are driving the trend.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">“That has meant a less carbon-intensive fleet of electric-generating facilities within the state,” said&nbsp;Christopher Van Atten, the study’s lead author.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:56 +0000 Bobby Allyn 40949 at http://wkms.org Tennessee May Have Natural Gas to Thank for Major Drop in Carbon Emissions What Kentucky's New Law on Carbon Dioxide Emissions Actually Means http://wkms.org/post/what-kentuckys-new-law-carbon-dioxide-emissions-actually-means <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Erica Peterson/WFPL" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201301/Mill_Creek2.JPG" alt="" /><p>Ignoring words of caution from his own administration, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill directing the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a Kentucky-specific plan for regulating carbon dioxide emissions into law earlier this month.<p><a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HB388.htm" target="_blank">The bill—sponsored by Webster Coun Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:26:08 +0000 Erica Peterson 39897 at http://wkms.org What Kentucky's New Law on Carbon Dioxide Emissions Actually Means Grimes and McConnell Criticize President Obama and EPA Over Carbon Emission Limits http://wkms.org/post/grimes-and-mcconnell-criticize-president-obama-and-epa-over-carbon-emission-limits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic US Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes is attacking the Obama administration for an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that she said will cost coal mining jobs in Kentucky. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grimes, who’s seeking to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, said she was deeply disappointed by the EPA’s decision to impose stricter limits on carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:55:44 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35046 at http://wkms.org Grimes and McConnell Criticize President Obama and EPA Over Carbon Emission Limits Tennessee Landfill Powers Up Methane Plant http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-landfill-powers-methane-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bi-County Landfill outside Clarksville, TN is working to increase its energy output from one to three megawatts.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The waste management site is adding a second generator to its power plant which will be able to annually produce electricity for 3,000 homes for approximately one hour. The former tugboat engine has been modified to run on methane gas from decomposing solid waste.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:19:26 +0000 Rob Canning 32802 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Landfill Powers Up Methane Plant