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March 26, 2020
Coal Stays Online in New England
The largest remaining coal-fueled power plant in New England, New Hampshire’s 482-megawatt Merrimack Station, will remain in operation through at least May 2024.
Energy
March 26, 2020
California Considers Banning Gasoline-Powered Yard Equipment
California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.
Energy
March 24, 2020
Virginia Passes Major Renewable Energy Legislation
The newly minted Democratic majority legislature in Virginia narrowly passed sweeping legislation designed to overhaul how the state’s utilities generate electricity.
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Energy
March 24, 2020
Tri-State Generation Announces Coal Closures, Renewable Construction in Colorado and New Mexico
A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial facilities in its electric power generation operations.
Energy
March 23, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Approves Four New Liquefied Natural Gas Projects in Texas
The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.
Energy
March 20, 2020
Republicans Offer Bills to Fight Climate Change
Members of the Republican congressional caucus have offered a slate of bills that would expand subsidies for and research into carbon-capture and sequestration.

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Energy
March 26, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The largest remaining coal-fueled power plant in New England, New Hampshire’s 482-megawatt Merrimack Station, will remain in operation through at least May 2024.
March 26, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.
March 24, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The newly minted Democratic majority legislature in Virginia narrowly passed sweeping legislation designed to overhaul how the state’s utilities generate electricity.
March 24, 2020
By Kevin Stone
A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial facilities in its electric power generation operations.
March 23, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.
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March 20, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Members of the Republican congressional caucus have offered a slate of bills that would expand subsidies for and research into carbon-capture and sequestration.
March 20, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill to prevent public utilities planning from closing ‘legacy’ power generating facilities—any power plant considered ‘a reliable capacity’ provider—without securing approval from state regulators.
March 19, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Production of crude oil on federally managed lands and waters reached a record high of 1 billion barrels in 2019, according to figures released by the U.S. Interior Department in February.
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March 18, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Citing an impending “climate crisis,” Maine state Sen. Eloise Vitelli introduced as emergency legislation a bill setting a goal for the state Department of Education to transition the school bus fleet to 100 percent electric buses by 2040.
March 16, 2020
By Staff, National Center for Public Policy Research
The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) was created not to be just another think tank but rather a “do tank” providing the freedom movement with what its founders called “missing ingredients for success.”