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CATF provides EPA with guidance to decarbonize U.S. power sector

June 8, 2022 Work Area: Carbon Capture, Methane, Power Plants, Zero-Carbon Fuels

WASHINGTON — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) harnessed its legal and technical expertise in the Clean Air Act, power sector, and climate pollution abatement to provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with detailed comments in response to its Draft White Paper: Available and Emerging Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Units, advising the agency to ensure that new and existing gas-fired power plants minimize and ultimately eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its generation. 

Find CATF’s full submission to EPA here. 

CATF Attorney Jay Duffy said: 

“The climate crisis is escalating, and the U.S. power sector is undergoing a necessary and significant transformation toward low- and zero-emitting generation. EPA must expeditiously fulfill its mandate under the Clean Air Act to ensure that new and existing gas-fired power complete that transformation by minimizing and eliminating emissions of dangerous greenhouse gas pollution. Carbon capture and sequestration and hydrogen and ammonia co-firing are available and cost-reasonable in the near term to reduce emissions from gas-fired power plants, and EPA must utilize its authority to provide regulatory certainty to advance these technologies. At the same time, the Agency must take care to ensure that lifecycle emissions and leakage are addressed such that the gas-fired fleet does not exacerbate climate change even if its stack emissions are low or zero.”  

Press Contact

Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., Clean Air Task Force, [email protected], +1 845-750-1189

About Clean Air Task Force

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.  

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