Study Assesses Co-Benefits of EPA's Clean Power Plan Carbon Standards for Power Plants
To evaluate the potential co-benefits of the proposed rule for ecosystems and human health, STI worked with Harvard and Syracuse university researchers to quantify the impact of three alternative policy scenarios on pollutant emissions, air quality, and surface deposition of sulfur and nitrogen. Each scenario reflected different carbon standards of varying stringency and flexibility. STI performed air quality modeling with the CMAQ model to test how atmospheric pollutant concentrations and surface deposition levels varied by scenario. STI also worked with our university partners to evaluate the co-benefits of the Final Clean Power Plan.
Findings from this project are available on the Syracuse University's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's website.