Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The EPA’s New Carbon Regulations Could Cut Coal Plant Emissions by 20%

The EPA's New Carbon Regulations Could Cut Coal Plant Emissions by 20%The latest details to emerge from President Obama's impending executive action on climate change are dramatic. According to a report in the New York Times, a new regulation proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will cut coal plant emissions by up to 20 percent, and will allow states to use cap-and-trade regulations to meet that national limit.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the EPA will finalize the rule by mid-2015, and states will be expected to come up with a plan to implement the rule by the next year. People familiar with the rule say that it will set a national limit on carbon pollution from coal plants, but that it will allow each state to come up with its own plan to cut emissions based on a menu of options that include adding wind and solar power, energy-efficiency technology and creating or joining state cap-and-trade programs.

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