Posted by: Chuck | September 23, 2013

The Answer to Coal Climate Pollution Is Natural Gas and Carbon Capture, EPA Says

The Environmental Protection Agency has new rules for how much carbon dioxide power plants can spew. Designed to ensure that no new plants built in the U.S. can be highly polluting, the regulations would prohibit the dirtiest coal-fired power plants without additional technology to capture and store CO2. The trouble is: hardly any such coal-fired power plants are being built in the U.S. This year, two new coal-fired power plants have been completed. Next year, that number may well be zero, the long term projection from EPA for how many coal plants without climate pollution con. (Source: EPA 9/20/13)



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