Carnegie Mellon University
May 29, 2015

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

CMU researchers have developed an easy-to-use but technically detailed interactive tool to help states decide how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new carbon dioxide emission standards.

In June 2014, the EPA proposed a Clean Power Plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act for the state-level regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from existing electric generating plants. The proposal, which will be finalized this summer, sets state-specific goals for CO2 emissions but provides each state with flexibility to choose how to meet its goal.

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