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Today, the EPA released a proposed rule that provides a carbon pollution standard for future power plants. The proposed standard only applies to power plants built in the future and EPA’s press release states that the goal of the standard is to “ensure that… progress toward a cleaner, safer and more modern power sector continues.”

Read the EPA’s press release here and the full text of the proposed rule here.

Luminant has implemented an “operational response plan” to address how its operations in Texas will change in response to the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Read the entire press release here.

By Asher Price

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Texas could face a shortage of electrical generation within a few years if the federal government moves forward with a new rule meant to cut down on power plant smokestack emissions, the chief executive of the state’s grid operator warned on Tuesday.

“We believe it is our role to voice our concern that Texas could face a shortage of generation necessary to keep the lights on in Texas within a few years” if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward, said H.B. “Trip” Doggett , president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council… Continue reading

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