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The Future of Power: Regulating Carbon under the Clean Air Act

The modern Clean Air Act, originally passed in 1970, has proven durable and flexible. Since 2007, the act has been used to regulate greenhouse gases that cause climate change, including standards for mobile emissions sources and pre-construction permitting of stationary sources.

The US Environmental Protection Agency is issuing carbon pollution standards for existing power plants (under the Clean Power Plan) as well as new power plants. Accordingly, the Clean Air Act has become the central vehicle for US climate policy.

RFF researchers are analyzing the effectiveness, efficiency, and distributional impacts of options for regulating carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act. Below are examples of recent work.

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Featured Research

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Recent Posts on RFF’s Blog, Common Resources

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