September 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Natural gas's role in power generation

Fig. 1. U.S. fuel mix for electricity generation is forecast to change dramatically over the next 20 years. What consequences might U.S. air emission..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Fig. 1. U.S. fuel mix for electricity generation is forecast to change dramatically over the next 20 years. What consequences might U.S. air emissions policies have over the next few decades? According to a new study from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), current and planned policies on SO2, NOx and CO2 would not allow sufficient time for developing and deploying the technologies needed to make emissions reductions efficiently. This could lead to an "unsupportable reliance on natural gas-fired power generation over the next 20 years, says EPRI. The study analyzes U.S. electricity and gas supply and delivery systems, n

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