Professor Alice Kaswan published the post, Greenhouse Gas Standards for New Power Plants: Glass Half-Full and Half-Empty, on the CPRBlog this week:
EPA deserves praise for setting a strong standard and proposing it notwithstanding political heat. . . . While attention is properly focused on what EPA has accomplished, it is important not to lose sight of what could be better. One concern is the standard’s flexibility: it lets new power plants (presumably coal-fired) violate the standard now and catch up in the future (presumably through the installation of carbon capture and storage (CCS)). . . . A second, and more fundamental concern, is EPA’s silence on existing power plants.