Global Warming Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants in U.S. to Rise in 2013 after Long Decline was released May 23 by the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and the Environmental Integrity Project. The study found that coal-fired power plant emissions rose 7.1 percent from the January-March 2012 levels to the January-March 2013 levels. By contrast, the 2005 to 2012 time period experienced emission reductions of 13.1 percent.