EPA: Florida must cut carbon emissions 38%

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 02 2014 02:10:12 PM EDT
MIAMI -

The federal government is proposing that Florida cut its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 38 percent by the year 2030.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced specific targets for all states Monday as part of the Obama administration's effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions nationwide.

Florida's 2012 carbon emission rate was more than 1,200 pounds per megawatt hour of energy produced. The EPA is asking the state to develop a plan to lower its emission rate to about 740 pounds per megawatt hour.

Florida will choose how to meet that goal and could work with other states to comply with the proposed rule.

According to the EPA, Florida gets about 20 percent of its energy from coal.

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