01 Jul '14, 12am

Will US Power Plant Rule Stimulate Renewable Energy Deployment? - Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)

Will US Power Plant Rule Stimulate Renewable Energy Deployment? - Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)

Assuming the rule survives the coming windstorm of legal and political attacks, renewable energy stands to benefit. Fossil fuel-fired electric power plants are the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, representing about one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, power plant pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates, and various toxic compounds are implicated in serious adverse health effects among the general population. Children and older adults are particularly susceptible to these pollutants, as are lower income and minority families living in industrialized areas where pollution levels are high. The proposed EPA rule sets state-specific goals for reducing carbon dioxide from the power sector, giving the states broad flexibility to meet the goals by lowering overall carbon intensity. The basic formula fo...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/will-u-s-p...

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