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Trump rolls back climate change rule that restricted new coal plants

EPA says change to require efficiency efforts instead of carbon capture will encourage ‘clean coal’ in the US and worldwide — The Trump administration is rolling back a climate change regulation that restricted new coal plants. The change is mostly symbolic – but nevertheless sends a strong signal. Companies in the US are not building …

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EPA to unveil plans to weaken rule limiting toxic mercury pollution

The EPA isn’t rescinding the standard as of yet but has finished deciding to reconsider the analysis for the Obama-era rule — The US Environmental Protection Agency next month will unveil plans to start weakening the economic justification for a rule limiting toxic mercury pollution from coal plants. The EPA isn’t rescinding the standard as …

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Gas is not the answer to shipping’s climate impact, study warns

The EU is investing heavily in LNG as a cleaner fuel for shipping, but it will not go far enough to cut emissions by 2050, according to consultancy UMAS — Europe has little to gain from trying to decarbonise the unwieldy shipping sector with liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a new study that looks …

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