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The new energy trajectory in the Southeast

Cutting coal Ten years ago, there were 246 coal-fired units generating electric power in our region, and nine more huge units were planned. Coal...

Duke Energy announces scaled back project for western Carolinas

Today Duke Energy announced plans to abandon its proposed transmission line and substation in the western Carolinas, and scale down an oversized...

Though delayed, new ozone standard is a step forward in improving public health

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has tightened the new ozone pollution standard to 70 parts per billion (ppb), marking bela...

Supreme Court returns EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards to lower court

In a narrow 5-4 decision—and on narrow legal grounds—the Supreme Court sent the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard...

After more than a decade, settlement forces Alabama Power to cut pollution at three coal plants

More than a decade after SELC joined EPA in filing suit against Alabama Power Company for failing to install appropriate pollution controls on un...