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USCAP calls for ETS and EPS

Substantial news from Washington on Thursday as the United States Climate Action Partnership launched its comprehensive Blueprint for Legislative Action.

Proposals for CO2 emission performance standards (binding limit values) on all new large power plants are included amonst many recommendations. In particular, all new plants should have binding EPS from 2015, and the same standards should apply retro-actively to all plants permited from today onwards.

This news is a great boost for the growing campaign to have similar standards in Europe. Next week (22 Jan) Members of the Environment Committee in the European Parliament will consider and vote on proposals to include CO2 standards in proposed new directive on Industrial Emissions (IPPC).

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