May 23, 2018 · On Monday, the Obama administration takes on the coal industry with the final version of rules it has dubbed the Clean Power Plan, a complex scheme designed to reduce, on a state-by-state basis, the amount of greenhouse gases the nation's electric power sector emits.
Power Plants Have Time to Meet the Standards; Reliable Energy; On December 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first national standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
() – New regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will lead to the closure of older, coal-fired power plants and boost electricity prices in some parts of the country, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The coal-fired power plant industry is an EPA national enforcement priority. Since 1999, EPA has pursued a coordinated, integrated compliance and enforcement strategy to address Clean Air Act (CAA) New Source Review compliance issues at the nation's coal-fired power plants.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft rules on September 20 th, to limit carbon emissions from new coal power plants. The proposed rules are part of President Obama's broader Climate Action Plan aimed at combating climate change and improving public health, according to the EPA.
This summer, the Obama Administration will finalize climate regulations for new and existing power plants under the Clean Air Act. While the regulations largely target coal-fired power plants, the costs of more expensive energy will be borne by all Americans.
What is carbon dioxide capture and sequestration? Carbon dioxide (CO 2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies that can greatly reduce CO 2 emissions from new and existing coal- and gas-fired power plants and large industrial sources.
EPA guts emissions regulations for coal-fired power plants. Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Trump's latest move amounts to a wholesale retreat from the "EPA's legal, scientific and moral obligation to address the threats of climate change"
The need to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) regulations together with weak electricity demand growth and continued competition from generators fueled by natural gas have recently led several power producers to announce plans to retire coal-fired facilities.
For modified and existing power plants, the EPA expects to introduce GHG regulations by June 1, 2014, with a final rule expected June 1, 2015. The EPA's new rule will effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants, because the average coal-fired power plant emits nearly 1,800 pounds of carbon per megawatt hour.