Towards reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the US

American environment protection agency (EPA) offers its Clean Power to reduce greenhouse gases emissions including 30% of CO2 by 2030, from the power sector at the federal level.

The Clean Power Plan will significantly reduce carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, cities, and businesses across the entire United States. Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator presented this plan mainly for power plants still using fossil fuel. It has two newly designed regulations and a third applying to the generative units of electricity departments.

The first regulation dictates guidelines on carbon emissions and pollution for existing stationary power sources; the second rule talks about pollution standards for modified or rebuilt stationary sources. The difference between both regulations lies in their application: the first applies to the level of a state while the other applies to the federal level; the third regulation imposes performance standards for greenhouse gases emissions from new stationary units of electricity production.

The EPA Clean Power Plan will in the long term significantly decrease the carbon pollution as mercury or arsenic. The plan will benefit the US Healthcare sector which will receive the money saved by the use of clean energy and the reduction in the use of carbon. US industries will turn to cleaner energy, greatly reducing the ecological footprint of the sector. With the Clean Power Plan, USA will manage to reduce energy losses, to improve their services and their installations efficiency and to highly reduce their ecological footprint – which is very large and affects the rest of world – without damaging its economy.