EPA publishes ‘Clean Power Plan’ final rule

Agency launching guidelines for existing power plants

Posted November 4, 2015

On October 22, EPA finalized its “Clean Power Plan rule” which will be effective on December 22, 2015. For the first time, the agency is establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission guidelines for existing power plants.

EPA says the rule establishes emissions guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. According to EPA, power plants are the largest source of CO2 emissions in the United States, contributing to one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions.


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