May 11, 2023

New U.S. Rules Could Stem Emissions from Coal and Gas Power Plants

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The United States is set to impose new carbon pollution standards on coal- and gas-fired power plants, in a move that the Biden administration has hailed as a major step in confronting the climate crisis, reports The Guardian. Under regulations put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency, new and existing power plants will have to meet a range of standards to cut their emissions.

In combination with clean energy incentives in last year's Inflation Reduction Act and other recently proposed EPA rules, the power plant regulations “have the potential to substantially advance clean power generation in the U.S.,” said Brian Murray, interim director of the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.