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Report on Appendix A-1 of the Virginia Energy Plan: Impacts of Proposed Regulations under Section 111(d) of the Clear Air Act

This report reviews the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research cost estimates for complying with proposed federal rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The VCCER report contains a number of serious errors and omissions, greatly limiting its usefulness in evaluating state policy options. Generally, the report greatly overstates the costs of complying with new federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

See VCCER's reply and a brief rejoinder here. [A more detailed, but somewhat tedious, rejoinder is here.]

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