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API: carbon regulations must be flexible

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

According to API Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Howard J. Feldman, the EPA’s proposed Clean Energy Incentive Programme (CEIP) under the Clean Power Plan (CPP) must embrace the effectiveness of natural gas in reducing carbon emissions.

“[The] API will be reviewing the just released proposal from EPA on its proposed CEIP under the CPP. API strongly urges EPA to provide flexibility and a level playing field for all greenhouse gas reduction approaches, including the increased use of natural gas.”

“Ramping up the use of natural gas at existing power plants achieves emissions reductions quickly and at a low cost. Increased domestic oil and natural gas production lowers costs for families and businesses, adding US$1337 in disposable income per household last year and creating high paying jobs nationwide. Additionally, increased use of natural gas has helped drive US carbon dioxide emissions to near 20 year lows while energy use and production have increased.”

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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