ACC expresses concern about "unachievable" EPA standards for new power plants

09/22/2013 | Chemical Week · Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emission standards for new power plants should be accompanied by a federal energy strategy that would promote the diversity, reliability and affordability of energy for U.S. manufacturers, according to the American Chemistry Council. "[W]e are concerned that the emission limit for coal combustion technologies is unachievable and will harm energy diversity by effectively ending construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States," ACC said. "Even new facilities that employ the most state-of-the-art technology in commercial use today -- so-called 'supercritical' plants -- will be unable to meet the standard."

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