A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Forty-five U.S. senators urged the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday to extend the comment period on its proposed limits on carbon emissions from power plants, Reuters reports.
- Those proposed greenhouse gas rules are dividing the energy industry and gaining acceptance from some power companies who see potential benefits from boosting wind farm investments or saving nuclear reactors. From the Bloomberg article:
“Power companies’ view of climate rules depends on the mix of fuels they use to generate electricity. Burning coal to generate electricity produces twice as much carbon dioxide as natural gas, and so requirements that help owners of natural-gas plants may hurt coal-dependent companies.”
- An Austin company has raised more funding to continue development of a process that converts carbon emissions into products that can be used to make glass, paper, cement and other products, the Austin American-Statesman reports.