EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Rule for Existing Power Plants: Elements and Implications


Carmella Ramos (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: TEC010010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants. EPA believes that its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) will “protect public health, move the United States towards a cleaner environment, and fight climate change while supplying Americans with reliable and affordable power.”

Burning fossil fuels to produce electricity results in the release of carbon dioxide, and represents the largest source of GHG emissions in the United States. This book discusses the implications for the electric power sector. It also examines the carbon dioxide emission rate goals in EPA’s proposed rule for existing power plants; and discusses the Congressional responses and options to the EPA regulation of greenhouse gases.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations:Implications for the Electric Power Sector (pp. 1-26)
Richard J. Campbell

Chapter 2 – State CO2 Emission Rate Goals in EPA’s Proposed Rule for Existing Power Plants (pp. 27-60)
Jonathan L. Ramseur

Chapter 3 – EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions (pp. 61-90)
James E. McCarthy, Robert Meltz, Jane A. Leggett, Jonathan L. Ramseur and Alissa M. Dolan

Chapter 4 – EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases: Congressional Responses and Options (pp. 91-114)
James E. McCarthy

Chapter 5 – By the Numbers: Cutting Carbon Pollution from Power Plants (pp. 115-118)
Environmental Protection Agency


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