CRE warns of fallout from EPA regulations on coal-fired plants

From: EP News Wire

By Caitlin Nordahl

Jim Tozzi from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy today, addressing issues with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned regulations for new coal-fired plants.

The EPA’s rule seeks to require Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology be adopted at new plants. Tozzi’s letter argues that requiring CCS adoption at this stage, when its effectiveness has not been adequately tested, would discourage its future use as the technology is furthered.

Tozzi suggests an interim rule require plants to use the best control technology available, excluding CCS. While the interim rule is in effect, an analysis of CCS could be undertaken.

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