Report Sees Big Health Benefits of 2030 Greenhouse Gas Target, Despite Murky Path
A story in InsideEPA details the findings of a new report about the health benefits of reduced PM2.5 pollution in the United States.
New analysis is finding significant health benefits that could accrue from achieving the Biden administration’s 2030 greenhouse gas target, showcasing reduced mortality from criteria pollution reductions in the energy sector, particularly at power plants. The analysis from the think tank Resources for the Future (RFF) could offer a major selling point for climate change or related policies, even as a mix of Capitol Hill and EPA actions that could help meet the administration’s climate goals face significant political and legal hurdles.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
Dallas Burtraw is a Darius Gaskins senior fellow at RFF. Burtraw’s research includes analysis of the distributional and regional consequences of climate policy and the evolution of electricity markets including renewable integration.