Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2003
Date Ended:2010
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Fossil fuels (Coal, gas, oil)
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:Part of EPAs Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC).

The Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) programme is a cooperative effort between EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to promote the beneficial use of coal combustion products (CCPs). CCPs are produced when coal is burned to generated electricity. The Partnership programme promotes the re-use of these products rather than their disposal, for example in building materials or engineered composite materials, with ensuing environmental benefits. Partners work to reduce or eliminate legal, institutional, economic, market, informational, and other barriers to the CCPs. Activities include research and technical assistance, and conducting outreach and education. The goal is to increase the use of CCPs from 32% in 2001 to 50% in 2011. As of November 2009 there were 195 organizations participating.

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