Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance Standard (California)

From Global Energy Monitor

In January 2007 the California Public Utilities Commission adopted an interim Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance Standard which imposed a standard that "all new long-term commitments for baseload generation to serve California consumers be with power plants that have emissions no greater than a combined cycle gas turbine plant. That level is established at 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour."[1] This standard is also known as the Schwarzenegger clause.

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  1. California Public Utilities Commission, PUC Sets GHG Emissions Performance Standard To Help Mitigate Climate Change", Media Release, January 25, 2007.

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