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September 20, 2013

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BCSE Statement in Response to EPA's Release of Revised Standards for Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants

 Washington, DC - The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency's release of revised standards for carbon emissions from new sources under the section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act.   
 
President of the Council, Lisa Jacobson commented, "We commend EPA's progress in moving forward in formulating rules for carbon emissions from new and existing sources. Clean energy technologies in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas sectors offer commercially-available options to reduce emissions.  The Council looks forward to working with EPA and the states throughout the rulemaking process.
 
"It is important to note that the revised carbon rules for new power plants continue to utilize output-based standards, which is critical to spur investment in energy efficiency and clean generation in the power sector.  The Council strongly supports output-based standards and commends EPA for adopting this approach in the revised new source carbon rule.
 
"Clarity from EPA on standards for power plant emissions will help inform investment decisions in the power sector.  EPA's carbon standards will send signals to the market to utilize a broad portfolio of clean energy technologies and will lead to job creation in these sectors."

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