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Is something better than nothing?

Assuming the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate of the industry’s methane leakage rate — 2.4 percent — is accurate, choosing to build a new gas power plant instead of a new coal plant produces immediate greenhouse emissions benefits, and that would be the case even if the leakage rate were nearly...
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POWER PLANT EMISSIONS DROP ON MOVE AWAY FROM COAL

Utilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews (last year)

Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants declined from 2011 to 2012, EPA says Lenny Bernstein, October 23, 2013 (Washington Post) "Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other industrial facilities declined by 4.5 percent ... Read Post

Methane Emissions Far Worse Than US Estimates, But Study Concludes Natural Gas Still Better Than Coal

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (10 months ago)

Emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane, the main component of natural gas, are likely 50 percent higher than U.S. government has estimated in its official greenhouse gas inventory, says a new study that is the most compr... Read Post

EPA Restrictions Can Encourage Clean Coal

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (last year)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the coal industry nervous with a proposed rule that would impose new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from newly constructed power plants. Will this force the coal indu... Read Post


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