Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to reform the New Source Review (NSR) program. Without changes, the NSR program will be a barrier to improving the efficiency of the nation’s coal fleet.
America’s Power issued the following statement by Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO:
“We are pleased that EPA is continuing its efforts to reform the New Source Review program,” said Bloodworth. “NSR reforms will help the coal fleet improve its efficiency and, as a result, improve its environmental performance by reducing air emissions for each kilowatt-hour of electricity generated. We look forward to EPA finalizing these reforms as soon as possible,” continued Bloodworth.
So far, nearly 40 percent of our nation’s coal fleet has retired or announced plans to retire. The coal fleet is important to maintaining fuel diversity and for helping to ensure the reliability and resilience of the electricity grid.
America’s Power is a partnership of industries involved in producing electricity from coal.