04 Jan '12, 6pm

The Utility MACT: Fighter of Green Energy's Battles: by Jackie Moreau on January 4, 2012 The question of whether...

The Utility MACT: Fighter of Green Energy's Battles: by Jackie Moreau on January 4, 2012 The question of whether...

The question of whether the green energy industry can fight its own battles within the competitive energy market was answered Wednesday with the release of U.S. EPA’s Utility MACT rule. The unsurprising answer is no, it cannot. This rule, dressed with the façade of an earth-friendly health-protecting mandate, is a regulation intended to fade out the coal industry—one of the renewable industry’s strongest competitors. The Utility MACT rule, announced by EPA Chief Lisa Jackson on December 21, 2011 at the choice location of the Children’s National Medical Center in D.C., has two rules for coal-fired power plants. The first rule curbs air pollution in states downwind from “dirty” coal-fired power plants. The second would set the first standards for mercury and other pollutants from power plant smokestacks, requiring plants to install “maximum achievable control technology ” to...

Full article: http://www.globalwarming.org/2012/01/04/the-utility-mact-...

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theecologist.org 06 Jan '12, 1pm

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onearth.org 13 Jan '12, 6pm

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