power plant carbon standard

The Clean Power Plan is a Climate Game Changer. Here are Seven Ways to Strengthen it.

, , Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Yesterday the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) submitted its comments on the draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the EPA. Joining millions of others, we registered our strong support for these historic, first-ever limits on carbon emissions from power plants, which are the single largest source of these emissions in the United States. This rule could be a climate game changer. We also recommended a number of ways the plan should be strengthened and improved, especially by increasing renewable energy contributions.
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A Huge Show of Public Support for the Power Plant Carbon Standard

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Last week the EPA held two public hearings for the recently announced draft carbon standard for new power plants. The public outpouring of support was truly impressive. Hundreds of people turned out in Washington D.C. and Chicago to show their support for this standard. And, so far, more than 1.4 million people have written in comments in favor of it. Read more >

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