Carbon Pollution Standard For New Power Plants
The EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard sets the first ever, national limits on carbon dioxide (CO2), the main pollutant causing global climate change.
April 18, 2012
18President Obama recently announced that new power plants would have to meet a stronger standard when it comes to the amount of pollution they put out into the air. The standard will require new plants to emit fewer greenhouse gases, or carbon pollution, into the air when they operate. And what this means is that new plants will be built cleaner and more energy efficient than current plants.
You can also read the leave-behind on the standard.