Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act has assumed the central role in US climate policy, directing the development of regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. This course focuses on existing coal-fired electricity generation units. It analyzes the actual efficiency of the entire fleet of coal units in the United States, where efficiency is measured as electricity generated per unit of heat input. It assesses abatement opportunities and costs by observing how market and regulatory incentives affect the energy efficiency of coal plants. These results are used to compare the cost-effectiveness of alternative energy efficiency policies.
Once you complete your course review, take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- A general understanding of coal plant operations and key operating metrics
- Methods used to determine Engineering Estimates of Costs and Heat Rate Improvements
- An overview of data, summary statistics, and opportunities for Heat Rate improvements
- Effect of coal prices and carbon taxes on Heat Rates
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.