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US EPA announces rules to curb coal emissions

Oilfield Technology,


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its proposal to limit emissions from new coal-fired power plants to 1100 lb of CO2/MWh.

Strict limits on coal

The proposed limits are harsher than expected and far below the 1800 lb of CO2/MWh emissions of an average advanced coal-fired power plant meaning new coal-fired power plants would have to incorporate carbon capture and storage technology (CCS).

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