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Report Highlights CHP Clean Power Plan Compliance

Hurdles exist, but CHP (combined heat and power) is often low-hanging fruit when it comes to increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and complying with the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. Accounting for 8 percent of electricity capacity and 12 percent of generation, CHP’s true potential is far from being fully realized, however, according to an IIP-DGA road-map report for CHP and Clean Power Plan compliance.

Combined Heat And Power (CHP) Will Dramatically Increase Efficiency and Can Create Up To One Million Green Jobs

If U.S. power plants fully employed CHP technology, electricity efficiency could be increased by 20%, CO2 emissions would be decreased by 60%, and up to 1 million green collar jobs would be created.