31 Mar '16, 2pm

3 ways low-income Americans can benefit from the Clean Power Plan – if states do the right thing https://t.co/9KaIunAcsB

3 ways low-income Americans can benefit from the Clean Power Plan – if states do the right thing https://t.co/9KaIunAcsB

When the price of goods and services jumps, it hurts low-income Americans – people who operate with the least in savings and the thinnest of margins – the most. So it will come as good news that low-income communities may actually stand to gain significant benefits from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from power plants, as long as states play their cards right. In fact, when dirty power plants are replaced by clean energy, millions of Americans could benefit from lower power bills, better health and good jobs – and sometimes all of these at once. Here’s how. 1. Electric bills go down The EPA estimates that average monthly bills will be lower in 2030 with the Clean Power Plan than without it. Clean energy investments, driven by goals set for each state to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are expected to save an average family nearl...

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