Clean Power Plan

With regulatory authority stemming from the Clean Air Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan targets emissions from existing power plants and outlines state-by-state reduction goals. RFF researchers are analyzing a variety of policy solutions for states to achieve compliance.

Events

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Workshops & Seminars — Dec 13, 2017

What Does Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Mean for Future Climate and Energy Policies?

The Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan includes a revised estimate of the social cost of carbon as well as different approaches for considering ancillary public health benefits and the savings from improved fuel efficiency. This RFF seminar explored the implications of these revisions for the Clean Power Plan itself and for potential future energy and climate policies.

Workshops & Seminars — Apr 5, 2016

Politics, Power Plants, and the “War on Coal”

In their new book, Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal”,* Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke explain how the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent restrictions on pollution from coal-fired power plants fit within the broader historical context of our nation’s five-decade struggle to achieve clean air in every American community.

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Workshops & Seminars — Feb 11, 2016

The Impact of the Clean Power Plan: Modeling for Strategic Insights

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—the first national standard to target carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector—is intended to reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. However, industry leaders, policymakers, and the public still have questions about how the Clean Power Plan will impact the mix of power generation, the interconnected grid, cross-state electricity markets, and how consumers use electricity.

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