The Role of CHP in Addressing Texas' Need for Pollution Reduction

Research Report IE011


R. Neal Elliott and Bruce Hedman


Examines the role combined heat and power (CHP) currently occupies in Texas’ energy picture as the state addresses environmental and energy challenges, from degraded air quality to an overburdened energy infrastructure due to rapid economic growth. Texas leads the country in CHP, but this report looks at what additional potential exists, the potential emissions impacts of that CHP, and possible state policy strategies.