Air Quality Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant: A Timeline
The high price of natural gas and alternative fuels has made utility companies take a second look at coal as a cheap, plentiful fuel source. For a greenfield plant considering coal, the environmental considerations are significant but not insurmountable. This article discusses the air quality regulations and permitting requirements that must be addressed, from New Source Review to greenhouse gas initiatives. Armed with a basic understanding of the air quality issues that effect them, companies constructing coal-fired power plants can successfully navigate the regulatory and permitting maze.