Mike Rybacki on Community Energy Planning

10.28.13 Rybacki Proposal Draft 3

10.30.13 Rybacki DEP Comments – Transcript:

“…Penn State’s coal boilers, vintage 1960’s, are pre-1989. MACT only applies to 1989 or later boilers or if a boiler has had a “modification” since then…I am still looking for a written statement from a State administrator compelling Penn State to pay massive fines for a 13-year phase-out plan that reduces the coal plant’s emissions, mainly by building-by-building decentralized geothermal installations, by 7.5% per year . . . to zero…”

Editor’s Note: From the DEP presenters on October 30, I got the impression that conservation to obviate the need for additional generating capacity doesn’t count as a “control technology” for hazardous emissions under MACT. Corrections and clarifications welcome.

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