EPA may Change the Clean Power Plan

By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive.

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Notice of Data Availability (NODA) on the Clean Power Plan, its draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. The document, meant to address concerns raised during the agency's public comment period, opens the door to more flexibility for utilities trying to cope with the new regulations. 

In particular, the EPA document reveals that the EPA will seek further comment from stakeholders in three areas: The 2020-2029 trajectory—or glide path—for emission reductions, the Clean Power Plan's building blocks, and calculating state-specific CO2 goals.