For those of you following
EPA's proposal to allow increased use of backup generators
used in demand response programs, NESCAUM has now joined the fray.
In a report released yesterday and available on its
website, NESCAUM stated that:
"Preliminary screening analyses indicate that uncontrolled
diesel backup generators operating under the exemption included in
EPA's recent proposal could by themselves create hotspots
exceeding the national health-based 1-hour NO2 air
As a result, NESCAUM makes a number of recommendations to
improve the information base regarding backup generators and their
emissions. NESCAUM also recommends that EPA require use of
ultra-low sulfur diesel in backup diesel generators used in demand
Stay tuned. This promises to continue to be an interesting
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