CPP vs. ACE: Evaluating the Economic and Legal Impacts

Examining the economic and legal implications of the ACE rule


June 27, 2019


12:30–1:45 p.m. ET

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RFF Live

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On June 19, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which will replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Resources for the Future (RFF) researchers have been leading efforts to understand the emissions, economic, and health implications of the ACE rule. Their extensive research on the regulation—in particular, the “emissions rebound effect" that will likely increase carbon dioxide emissions under ACE in at least 18 states—has been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, and others in their coverage of recent developments.

On June 27, 2019, RFF hosted a discussion on the economic and legal implications of the ACE rule.


  • Introductory Remarks: Sally Katzen, Professor, New York University School of Law
  • Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, RFF
  • Megan Herzog, Special Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell
  • Nathan Richardson, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Moderator: Emily Holden, The Guardian

Find out more about RFF’s research on the ACE rule:

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