Energize Weekly, August 12, 2015 Nuclear power plant operators who were hoping to be thrown a bone by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the form of its final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule released last week were disappointed to find out that carbon-free generation from existing nuclear plants will not count towards a state’s clean energy goals, although
Energize Weekly, August 12, 2015 While nearly a third of the country prepares to go to court against the federal government over its ambitious Clean Power Plan (CPP), a number of utilities have responded positively to the mandate, with some of the country’s largest power companies already ahead of the CPP’s carbon reduction targets by significant margins. The CPP rule,
Energize Weekly, August 5, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the final version of its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan this week, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electric power sector by 2030. The rule is an even more ambitious plan than the draft proposal released by the EPA last year, and is considered
This is the technical problem that EPA faced in writing the MATS (mercury and air toxics) Rule to replace the prior CAMR (Clean Air Mercury Rule) – it is simply very difficult to show a beneficial effect of reducing the amount of mercury emitted from sources in the United States when those sources are clearly dwarfed by the cumulative effects
By Michael Drost A new study encompassing five U.S. states suggests carcinogenic air pollutants released via unconventional oil and gas production may be well over federal safety standards.