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From the April 2, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published April 2, 2014

By Jeannine Anderson

The White House Office of Management and Budget has received the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants, the agency announced on its website. To see the item, scroll down until you reach the heading for "Environmental Protection Agency." The document is entitled, "Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Power Plants: Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units." The EPA has said it will issue the proposed rule by June 2014, as directed by President Obama in his Climate Action Plan memorandum of June 2013. Proposed rules typically are sent to the OMB for an interagency review before they are made final and announced to the public. —J.A.

The New York Power Authority said yesterday it has completed the latest phase of energy efficiency improvements at the State University of New York's College at Brockport that, when complete, will save the school more than $300,000 in energy costs annually. The latest upgrades are part of nearly $12 million in energy efficiency improvements that the New York utility and the college have completed over the last two years. They were carried out under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, a broad statewide initiative to increase energy efficiency in public buildings. —J.A.


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