Obama rule adds 'safety valve' for grid emergencies
from Environment & Energy Publishing
Faced with warnings of possible grid blackouts tied to future coal plant closings, U.S. EPA added a reliability "safety valve" to its final Clean Power Plan that gives states a 90-day period to exceed carbon limits during emergencies. U.S. EPA air chief Janet McCabe said, however, that her agency expects that regulatory relief for reliability purposes will be a rarity.
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