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Industry Concerned About EPA's Proposed Emissions Regulations

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By Darren Barbee, Hart Energy
June 4, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is floating new CO2 emissions regulations, but meeting them might be tricky.

Clean-burning natural gas is most likely to get the tap on the shoulder. Coal use in existing power plants will have to be slashed.

In 2013, coal fires generated 39% of the nation’s electricity, while natural gas and nuclear generated 27% and 19%, respectively. Environmentalists emphasize the prospects of renewable sources, yet wind, solar and other forms accounted for just 6% of electricity generation.

Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum ...

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