E&E News: "Axed from Climate Deal, These Ideas Might be Revived by Dems"

RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw comments on future priorities for federal climate policy.

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Aug. 5, 2022

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E&E News

It’s possible that, with so much new funding for renewable energy, states could find it easier to tighten their own electricity standards to compensate for the lack of a federal standard, said Dallas Burtraw, a senior fellow at Resources for the Future, an environmental think tank.

The priority for climate action in this decade remains the electricity sector, Burtraw added, because decarbonizing sectors like transportation and buildings depends on low-pollution electricity.

“All the pieces are before us for really dramatically reducing emissions for the electricity sector,” he said.

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