EPA Official Flags Need For ‘National’ Applicability In Gas Plant GHG Rule

June 3, 2022
A top EPA official developing a proposed update to greenhouse gas standards for gas-fired power plants is noting that such standards must be nationally applicable, suggesting that control options like carbon capture and storage (CCS) or hydrogen blending might fail that test because they are only available regionally. New source performance standards (NSPS) developed under section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act “are meant to be nationally applicable standards,” Nick Hutson, an official with EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning...

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