"Report: Power Plants Reducing Emissions"

"The country’s top 100 electricity producers have reduced emissions of major pollutants in recent years, showing that they could likely handle the new limits on carbon dioxide coming soon from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new report.

The Wednesday report from corporate sustainability group Ceres found that the major producers reduced emissions of carbon dioxide 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. They’ve also significantly cut nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and mercury.

“The electric power industry is firmly on the path toward a low-carbon energy future, and history shows that it is not only capable of meeting new pollution limits, but that it can do so while keeping our lights on and our economy growing,” Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, said in a statement."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill May 28, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"And The Biggest Power Polluter Is: AEP" (Forbes)

"Natural Gas Key To Lower Louisiana Power Plant Pollution, Report Says" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
 

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