RFF Sees ‘Rapid’ GHG Cuts Under EPA Co-Firing Rule For Coal Plants

May 21, 2021
EPA could achieve “rapid” greenhouse gas cuts from coal-fired power plants by basing its forthcoming Clean Air Act standards on facilities’ ability to co-fire with natural gas, according to a new analysis from the think tank Resources for the Future (RFF), with such a structure also boosting the rule’s legal prospects. Basing the agency’s power plant GHG standards on co-firing, the simultaneous combustion of both fuels, would be important in a legal sense because the emissions-reduction strategy can be applied...

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