EPA Sets Carbon Standards for New Coal Units, Compliance Options Limited

Patel, Sonal
May 2012
Coal Power;May/Jun2012, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its first-ever carbon pollution standard for new power plants limiting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The proposal applies to gas and coal generating units that are larger than 25 megawatts. It is stated that the standard is achievable for natural gas combined cycle units without add-on controls but petroleum coke units need to install carbon capture and storage technology.


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