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Clean Power Plan

2013 Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

On Sept. 20, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal for carbon pollution from new power plants. After considering more than 2.5 million comments from the public about the 2012 proposal and consideration of recent trends in the power sector, EPA is changing some aspects of its approach.  EPA is proposing to set separate standards for natural gas-fired turbines and coal-fired units.

September 2013 - Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards

EPA proposed Carbon Pollution Standards to cut carbon emissions from new power plants

January 2015 - Key Dates

EPA announced it will finalize the proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for new power plants by mid-summer 2015.