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New Government Report: Air Quality

Air Quality: Information on Tall Smokestacks and Their Contribution to Interstate Transport of Air Pollution

by David C. Trimble
Paperback, 34 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437987317

Tall smokestacks (TS) — stacks of 500 feet or higher, which are primarily used at coal power plants — release air pollutants high into the atmosphere to help limit the impact of these emissions on local air quality. The 1977 amend. to the Clean Air Act encourage the use of pollution control equipment over dispersion techniques, such as TS, to meet national air standards. This report discusses: (1) the number and location of TS of 500 feet or higher at coal power plants; (2) what is known about such stacks’ contribution to the interstate transport of air pollution and the pollution controls installed at plants with these stacks; and (3) the number of TS that were built above good engineering practice height since 1988 and the reasons for this.

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June 13, 2011 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Issues in Congress
by Brent D. Yacobucci
Paperback, 20 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437941234

“Alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles are seen as integral to improving urban air quality, decreasing dependence on foreign oil, and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. However, major barriers — especially economics — prevent the widespread use of these fuels and technologies.

Contents of this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Background and Analysis: Fuel Tax Incentives; Ethanol and MTBE; The Renewable Fuel Standard; Ethanol “Blend Wall”; Cellulosic Biofuels; Ethanol Imports; Vehicle Purchase Requirements, and Tax Incentives; Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel; Hydrogen and Fuel Cells; Hybrid Vehicles; (3) Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Technology Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. ”

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October 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

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