U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MANDATES STRINGENT EMISSIONS LIMITS FOR NEW COAL PLANTS

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20 september 2013

Correction:
Because of inaccurate information supplied by the Environmental Protection Agency, an earlier version of this article incorrectly described large gas-fired power plants as those that produce 850 megawatts of electricity or more. Under a new proposed EPA rule designed to limit carbon emissions, large plants are actually those with a heat input rating of 850 million British Thermal Units per hour. This version has been corrected.



EPA moves to limit emissions of future coal- and gas-fired power plants

By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, Friday, September 20 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency will move Friday to strictly limit the amount of carbon that future coal- and gas-fired power plants can pour into the atmosphere, the first such restrictions on greenhouse gases imposed by the agency.

The limits in the proposed rule will be difficult for any new coal plant to meet without incurring the substantial costs of additional technology to limit carbon dioxide output or developing new methods of cleansing emissions. The industry almost certainly will challenge it in court.

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