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Accession Number DE2013-1025409
Title Regulatory Reform to Promote Clean Energy: the Potential of Output-Based Emissions Standards.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 11p
Personal Author M. Brown M. Cox R. Jackson
Abstract Barriers to industrial energy-efficient technologies hinder their use. A number of EPA analyses and industrial experts have found that the utilization of input-based emissions standards (measured in parts-per-million or pounds/MMBtu) in the Clean Air Act creates a regulatory barrier to the installation and deployment of technologies that emit fewer criteria pollutants and use energy more efficiently. Changing emission management strategies to an output-based emissions standard (measured in tons of pollutant emitted) is a way to ameliorate some of these barriers. Combined heat and power (CHP) is one of the key technologies that would see increased industrial application if the emissions standards were modified. Many states have made this change since the EPA first approved it in 2000, although direction from the Federal government could speed implementation modifications.
Keywords Air pollution
Clean Air Act
Combined heat and power(CHP)
Electric power
Electric utilities
Energy efficiency
Heating systems
Pollution regulations
Power systems

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
97I - Electric Power Production
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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