EPA Fuels Up New GHG Emission Standards

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new source performance standards (NSPS) for regulating the emissions of carbon dioxide from new fossil fuel-fired electric utility-generating units (EGUs) that produce at least 219,000 megawatt-hours of electricity (MWh) per year.

The EPA proposes separate standards for natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbines and coal-fired utility boilers and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) units that are both in the 1,000 to 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour (lb CO2/MWh-gross) range, taking into account unit size (for gas-fired...
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