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WASHINGTON - Congressman Barr released the following statement closure or conversion to natural gas of eight coal-fired power units in the southeast, including three in Kentucky:
The House has voted multiple times to fund the government and to prevent a shutdown.
I was proud to join Congressman Ed Whitfield, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and the other Friends of Coal in the Kentucky congressional delegation to denounce the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for electric utilities. This destructive policy has one goal: to kill the coal industry.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-promised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing electric utilities, regardless of fuel type. These regulations are the cornerstone of the climate agenda President Obama unveiled in a speech in June at Georgetown University.
WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the Department of Energy announced the most recent recipients of funding through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Among the awardees is Phinix, LLC, a high-tech recycling and energy management company based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Based on the strength of its application, Phinix will receive over $600,000 for the research and development of an electrochemical process to extract high-quality magnesium from scrap metal for reuse in manufacturing, as part of ARPA-E’s brand new METALS program.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding today’s passage of H.R. 2218, The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013:
“Affordable and reliable energy is critical for a growing economy. That’s why today, the House passed a bill I helped introduce that would protect Kentuckians from expensive new EPA regulations that threaten to drive up energy costs for consumers and families, and destroy jobs.