coal-fired plants http://apr.org en Alabama AG to Testify Against Carbon Limits http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-testify-against-carbon-limits <p><font color="red">Alabama's</font> attorney general is scheduled to testify to a Senate subcommittee in Washington in opposition to environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants.</p><p></p><p>A spokesman for Attorney General Luther Strange says he was invited by <font color="red">Alabama</font> Sen. Jeff Sessions to testify Wednesday at a meeting of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. The subcommittee is focusing on climate change. Sessions is a member of the subcommittee.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:24:23 +0000 Associated Press 54109 at http://apr.org Alabama AG to Testify Against Carbon Limits Feds Seek 27 Percent Drop In Ala. Carbon Emissions http://apr.org/post/feds-seek-27-percent-drop-ala-carbon-emissions <p></p><p>The Obama administration wants Alabama to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by about 27 percent over the next 16 years.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced targets for reducing carbon emissions in individual states. It's a major part of the administration's effort to combat climate change.</p><p>In Alabama, the government says power plants produced 1,444 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour in 2012. The government wants to reduce that amount by about 27 percent by 2030.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:25:03 +0000 The Associated Press 53138 at http://apr.org Feds Seek 27 Percent Drop In Ala. Carbon Emissions TVA To Close 8 Coal-Powered Units In Ala. And Ky. http://apr.org/post/tva-close-8-coal-powered-units-ala-and-ky <p>The nation's largest public utility has voted to close six coal-powered units in Alabama and replace two more in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant.</p><p>At a Thursday meeting, Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said increasingly stringent environmental regulations and flat power demand have made it necessary to rethink how the utility generates power.</p><p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Johnson last month to seek continued operation of the coal-burning Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky. One coal-fired unit will remain there.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:51:09 +0000 The Associated Press 41576 at http://apr.org TVA To Close 8 Coal-Powered Units In Ala. And Ky.