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Emissions Rules Could Target More Gas-Fired Power Plants

July 20, 2023

Much of the discussion after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year issued new emissions standards for power generation units focused on the impact for coal-fired power plants. The rule in effect would require most fossil fuel-burning power plants to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution 90% between 2035 and 2040.

Energy industry experts said the new rules likely would move utilities to fast-track decisions to close older coal-fired plants, as many already have done, rather than installing technology that could limit emissions.

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