No Carbon Capture For Existing Plants, EPA Chief Says

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Existing power plants won’t be required to install carbon capture systems in order to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s impending rule capping greenhouse gas emissions from existing plants, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters Monday.

While the agency is requiring at least partial implementation of carbon capture and storage, or CCS, technologies in its just-released rule capping greenhouse emissions from new power plants, it isn’t feasible to install CCS technology at existing plants, many of which are coal-fired, McCarthy said at a breakfast hosted...
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