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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

September 23, 2013 - Kestrel Management

As the first milestone in President Obama’s June 25 Memorandum on “Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards,” the USEPA has proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants. The proposed standards will ensure that new power plants are built with available clean technology to limit carbon pollution. The proposal sets separate standards for new gas-fired and coal-fired power plants. The USEPA will be seeking comments on the proposed standards for 60 days following publication in the Federal Register.

In addition, the USEPA has initiated broad-based outreach to establish carbon pollution standards from existing power plants to move toward a cleaner power sector. The Agency intends to work closely with the states to ensure strategies for reducing carbon pollution from existing sources are flexible, account for regional diversity, and allow the U.S. to use every fuel source available. The USEPA will issue these proposed standards by June 1, 2014.

Read the related USEPA press release:!OpenDocument

Submitted by: Sarah Burton

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