Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated this week to announce carbon dioxide emission reduction rules for electric power plants. If enacted, this will be the first set of rules specifically targeting the U.S. power sector’s carbon emissions. Duke expert Brian Murray is available for comment.
“These pending regulations on carbon emissions, when combined with the Inflation Reduction Act’s provision of strong financial incentives for carbon-free power sources, will greatly reshape how electric power is produced in the United States,” says Brian Murray, interim director of Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.
“The Biden administration has also been advancing other environmental rules for the power sector recently. For instance, in April, EPA announced a set of proposed rules addressing emissions of mercury and air toxics by power plants, and in March, EPA issued water effluent guidelines for steam power plants. Together with the carbon rules, these proposed regulations have the potential to substantially advance clean power generation in the U.S.”
Brian Murray is the interim director of Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, and a research professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy. Murray is widely recognized for his work on the economics of energy policy, particularly as it relates to efforts to mitigate climate change risk.
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