27 Nov '14, 12pm

EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions

Those are the results of an NRDC analysis released today. It re-evaluates the costs of EPA’s June 2014 Clean Power Plan proposal using more accurate and up-to-date cost data for clean generating resources such as energy efficiency, wind and solar power. Our analysis shows that EPA overstated the amount the utility sector would pay to implement the proposed Clean Power Plan because the agency used a series of outdated assumptions to represent the costs and performance of energy efficiency and wind and solar generation. Using up-to-date data turns the overall impact of meeting EPA’s proposed standard from a cost into a savings for the utility industry and its customers. Further, the lower costs of energy efficiency and renewable generating technologies open the door to getting substantially more carbon pollution reductions from the nation’s largest emitters. The EPA original...

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