Full Title: Alternative Approaches for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act: Practical Pathways to Meaningful Reductions
Author(s): Bruce Phillips
Publisher(s): Clean Air Task Force
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
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During the fall of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began stakeholder engagement and regulatory processes to develop a proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This study presents a taxonomy of alternative policy designs, discusses their benefits, weaknesses and tradeoffs and provides an economic analysis for the most promising alternatives.