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White paper looks at process for regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants

From the April 26, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published April 26, 2013

By Robert Varela
Editorial Director
A new white paper for the Utility Air Regulatory Group (of which APPA is a member) reviews how carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil-fired power plants could be regulated under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The white paper by Hunton & Williams explains how the states could regulate CO2 emissions once they have received guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency on the need to regulate such emissions from existing power plants.

EPA’s authority to impose standards of performance on existing power plants "is more circumscribed than is commonly recognized," the white paper said. "At the same time, the states possess considerable discretion to define emission reduction requirements in such standards, considering unit-specific characteristics."

The white paper is available on APPA's website.


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