The Environmental Protection Agency has set a timetable for regulating greenhouse gases from powerplants and oil refineries that some critics say is unrealistic. But environmental advocates say the development of the New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is long overdue and will supplement some 75 other New Source Performance Standards already in existence for the power sector and other industries. Photo: Courtesy EPA Powerplants would be regulated under the New Source Performance Standards program. The timetable is part of a settlement reached among EPA and several states—including California, Rhode Island and Massachusetts—and environmental groups,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.