EIA: 70% of coal-powered plants have pollution controls that meet EPA standards

04/1/2014 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

About 70% of coal-fired power plants already have pollution control equipment that meets the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration. A further 6% of facilities have plans to install control systems while 8% would shut down before installing the costly equipment, the report noted. The remainder has not stated whether they would install the equipment or shut down.

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