• EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants
  • June 11, 2014 | Authors: Athena Yvonne Eastwood; Douglas H. Fischer; Kenneth W. Irvin; Neal E. Kumar; Gregory K. Lawrence
  • Law Firms: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office ; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - New York Office
  • On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States. The proposed rules, which the EPA published pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, aim to cut CO2 emissions from power plants by approximately 30% by 2030, using 2005 emissions levels as a baseline. The Clean Power Plan is a central component of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which he announced in June 2013.