Power Plant Emissions Regulations Are Around the Corner

Final regulations for capping greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants are expected to be unveiled in June 2014.  The regulations provide that new coal-fired plants would limit emissions to within 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour.  However, the plants would have the flexibility of choosing to average their emissions over several years if they agree to adhere to a tighter limit.  Proponents of coal plants have been vocal against this regulation, which they see as a mortal wound to coal-fired plants and the jobs they support.  To read more about the regulations, including new requirements for gas-fired plants, click here (subscription required).

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