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Complying With The EPA Clean Power Plan – A Techno-Economical Overview
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ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency 16-6-2015
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ECN-M--15-030 Conferentiebijdrage
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In order to address the risks of climate change, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in June 2014 a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants – the Clean Power Plan. The plan comprises state-specific rate-based goals for carbon emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants to new build units. However, the plan does not impose any technological obligation, i.e. each federal state is free to choose the technological option that best fits its boundary conditions, infrastructure and available resources. Furthermore, federal states are allowed to work together and develop multi-state plans. Following the timeline of the plan, a total carbon emission reduction by 30% in the power sector must be achieved by 2030 compared to 2005 emissions.

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