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As EPA Preps ACE Rule, Data Shows Slight Power Sector CO2 Rise In 2018

February 20, 2019
After years of declines, new EPA data shows that power plants' carbon dioxide emissions increased in 2018, potentially complicating the agency's message just as it is preparing to finalize its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a major rollback to Obama-era greenhouse gas standards for the sector. The agency's latest power sector emissions data , released Feb. 20, shows that CO2 increased by 0.6 percent last year compared to 2017, though emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) declined by 4 percent over...

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