EPA proposes carbon reduction in US coal power plants
March 10, 2015
Second half of year 2014 witnessed one of the historical announcements by president of America Barack Obama to save the planet from climate change and global warming done by power plants under his disputed carbon plan. He suggested many ways to reduce carbon emission and improve environment for future generation.
At RenewablePortal.com, we welcome his decision of reducing carbon emission from coal power plants. According to the carbon plan, coal power plants have to reduce their carbon emission by 30% by adopting environment friendly habits in next 15 years. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will look after the details of the plan. The basis of carbon emission will be considered from the year 2005. According to EPA, most of power plants have already reduced their carbon emission by near about 15% which means that they have to complete remaining 50% goal only.
It will be interesting to see how Obama executes his policy with executive and legislative bench because this plan carries huge political pressure as well as legal and economical risks in front of America as coal is the single source of energy which supplies electricity to 40% population of the country.
Looking into the details, the percentage of emission will vary by states. Coal dependant states will be given concession whereas states like Ney York have to curtail up to 44%. At the end, overall reduction will be counted as net reduction of country. It is great challenge for engineers as well as government bodies to comply with the policy rules.
Emission can be reduced by developing efficient power plants, making electric grid independent of coal power plants, promoting use of renewable equipments, subsidizing renewable industry.
With this policy, America will spread strong messages among developing countries like China, India and Brazil to step forward to make environment friendly policies. Ultimately, we want our mother earth to be blue and green forever. We wish all the best to Mr. Obama and request all people to raise their support for this document.