Southern Balks at Carbon Capture Requirement

From: Environmental Leader

Southern Co. has voiced opposition to a federal proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to capture their carbon emissions.

The company is building the nation’s only commercial carbon capture power plant.

At a public hearing at the EPA headquarters in Washington, industry representatives said the agency went too far in its proposed limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants, Businessweek reports.

The technology isn’t commercially available and doesn’t have the rules in place to govern its use, they said.

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