September 01, 2016

Change in administrations, change in course? The staying power of Obama’s Clean Power Plan and possible avenues for change (Part 1 of 2)

Thomas A. Lorenzen and Sherrie A. Armstrong

On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its signature climate change rule regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Widely known as the Clean Power Plan, the rule requires steep reductions in fossil fuel-fired generation beginning in 2022 and replacement of that generation with power from lower-emitting and zero-emitting sources like renewables.

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