The improvements will achieve 56 percent of Illinois’ statewide CO2 reductions called for under President Obama’s proposed carbon pollution standards, the company says.
The Illinois efforts will reduce NRG’s carbon emissions by 16 million tons annually by 2020 and will reduce:
- carbon dioxide by 60 percent;
- sulfur dioxide by 90 percent;
- particulates by 70 percent; and
- mercury by 53 percent.
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