Fossil fuel power generation

Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 23, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The former officials, who served under presidents...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local): 1:36 p.m. Rick Perry has referred to Puerto Rico as a country at a congressional hearing, though he also repeatedly described it correctly as a U.S. territory. When Rep. Kathy Castor asked the energy secretary...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats accused the Trump administration Thursday of falsely suggesting the nation's electricity grid faces severe problems to justify an unnecessary bolstering of the coal and nuclear energy industries. Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his department's...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, talks to a reporter after speaking at Whayne Supply in Hazard, Ky, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 09, 2017 - 3:36 pm
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "The war on coal is over," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, the coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga. The Trump administration intends to roll back the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 07, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. In a plan expected to be made public in coming days, the Environmental...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. A group of archaeologists and professors is expected Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to release a report on the potential effects of increased oil and gas development in an expansive region surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a flash point as environmentalists and tribal leaders look to curb drilling in the San Juan Basin. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department said Wednesday, Aug. 23, the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2017 - 10:49 pm
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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August 23, 2017 - 10:03 pm
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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August 23, 2017 - 10:02 pm
The Energy Department says the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a report Wednesday night that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:36 pm
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at his rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's often used by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel. But the term used Tuesday night remains ambiguous in its definition. It's become most...
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