EPA Says It Is Not Endorsing Gas-Fired Plant in Newark

Mar 18, 2014

Proposed Data Center in Newark
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The Environmental Protection Agency says the agency has not given its blessing to the gas-fired power plant that would come with the data center at the proposed facility in Newark.

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin said that a letter from his agency supporting the type of cogeneration technology planned for the site…is not an endorsement of the project.

And Representative John Kowalko (D-Newark) told the Wilmington News Journal that the letter should not be used as an endorsement.

Brian Honish, a vice president at TDC which is building the project, says the company put out the letter as a way of saying that his firm is using the best and most efficient technology now available.

Co-generation does produce relatively fewer greenhouse gases and other pollutants than traditional power plants.