Ohio EPA Supports Trump Power Plant Emissions Plan

Ohio EPA recently issued comment to U.S. EPA regarding its proposed guidelines for greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utility generating units. The Trump administration proposed the air pollution guidelines known as the Clean Air Act (CAA) to replace the far-reaching Clean Power Plan (CPP) which had been proposed by the Obama administration.

In his cover letter, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler highlighted the market-driven transformation taking place in the Ohio energy and electric sector. The director wrote: “ … Ohio’s generation mix is being positively influenced by shale gas, renewables and energy efficiency which is keeping costs low, as well as reducing emissions. This is being accomplished without additional regulatory burden …”

Check out this table included in the Ohio EPA comments; it depicts how Ohio CO2 emissions from power generation have been reduced 38% from 2005 levels. 12/13/2018