27 Mar '12, 3pm

STATEMENT: EPA Proposes First-Ever Standards to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

STATEMENT: EPA Proposes First-Ever Standards to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today introduced standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions for new power plants. These standards, called New Source Performance Standards, would limit emissions from new power plants to no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. This action is based the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, which was passed with bi-partisan support in Congress and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Following is a statement by Kevin Kennedy, U.S. Climate Director, World Resources Institute: “For the first time, EPA has proposed standards to reduce harmful carbon pollution from power plants. The power sector produces one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s critical to reduce these emissions if we’re going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. “These standards will ensure that any ne...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2012/03/statement-epa-proposes-f...

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