• Power Plant Emissions Regulations Are Around the Corner
  • May 26, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Final regulations for capping greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants are expected to be unveiled in June 2014. The regulations provide that new coal-fired plants would limit emissions to within 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour. However, the plants would have the flexibility of choosing to average their emissions over several years if they agree to adhere to a tighter limit. Proponents of coal plants have been vocal against this regulation, which they see as a mortal wound to coal-fired plants and the jobs they support. To read more about the regulations, including new requirements for gas-fired plants, read at http://www.law360.com/energy/articles/539372/obama-to-unveil-controversial-power-plant-emissions-regs (subscription required).