Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) administrator in the South and Southwest region (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas), Al Armendariz, has resigned after Republicans took aim at comments he made two years ago regarding how the EPA would "crucify" corporations that broke environmental laws.
On Thursday, Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) approved a $6.5 billion expansion plan.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a report which profiles the air emissions of greenhouse gases emitted by North American power plants that burn fossil fuel.
In order to support recent fuel efficiency standards mandated by President Barack Obama, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has committed $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies.
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) released a statement updating the progress being made on its emissions plan for the Boardman Power Plant. The company implemented its 2020 plan last year to reduce the carbon emitted by its 630 MW coal-fired plant located in Boardman, Oregon. As part of the plan, PGE has agreed to cease using coal at Boardman entirely by 2020.