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EPA Introduces New Power Plant Standards

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made available its proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (27 March 2012), which would introduce performance standards for emissions of carbon dioxide for new affected fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units. According to the EPA, the proposed standard "only applies to power plants built in the future, is flexible and would help minimize carbon pollution through the deployment of the same types of modern technologies and steps that power companies are already taking to build the next generation of power plants".

Further information from the EPA EPA's media release (27 March 2012)

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(Source: EPA; Utility Products; Bloomberg)

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