Thursday, March 29, 2012


EAP proposes first carbon pollution standard for future power plants
EPA.Gov – 3/27/2012

Release Date: 03/27/2012
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) 202-564-7849 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – Following a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants. EPA’s proposed standard reflects the ongoing trend in the power sector to build cleaner plants that take advantage of American-made technologies, including new, clean-burning, efficient natural gas generation, which is already the technology of choice for new and planned power plants. At the same time, the rule creates a path forward for new technologies to be deployed at future facilities that will allow companies to burn coal, while emitting less carbon pollution. The rulemaking proposed today only concerns new generating units that will be built in the future, and does not apply to existing units already operating or units that will start construction over the next 12 months.

EPA to impose first greenhouse gas limits on power plants
Washington Post – Juliet Eilperin – 3/26/2012

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