Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse gas’

Panel rejects appeal in global warming/Katrina lawsuit

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a group of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and landowners who alleged that emissions by energy companies contributed to global warming, which intensified Hurricane Katrina, which, in turn, damaged their property. In the lawsuit, the landowners sought compensatory and […] [...]

Court agrees to review ruling in Katrina-related climate-change case

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals court has agreed to review a three-judge panel’s ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, […] [...]

Railroad outlines sustainability efforts in new report

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth-annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website, www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with […] [...]

Supervisors working on solutions to meet EPA air standards

HERNANDO — DeSoto County supervisors say they are working on solutions to meet federal ozone levels. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency included parts of DeSoto with Memphis, which has ozone emissions above allowable limits set by federal regulation. It includes urban areas of DeSoto County and Crittenden County, Ark., in the Memphis ozone “non-attainment” […] [...]

Entergy buying plant in Rhode Island, credits in New York

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, to acquire the Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), a 550-megawatt power plant located in Johnston, R.I., for approximately $346 million, subject to closing adjustments. “The acquisition presents an opportunity to create value by acquiring modern, efficient generation […] [...]

Entergy buys greenhouse gas in New York

by For the MBJ Published: July 6,2011

Tags: CO2, electricity, energy, greenhouse gas, power, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has purchased 34,812 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York’s largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The credits were generated from the capture and destruction of methane, a byproduct of waste decomposition. Seneca Meadows Inc. owns and operates the waste facility, which is located in Waterloo and manages an […] [...]

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