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U.S. mayors ask EPA not to repeal Clean Power Plan in new letter

233 mayors from 46 states and territories say repeal would harm air quality, public health, and climate A bipartisan group of city leader known as the Climate Mayors released a joint letter today imploring the EPA not to repeal the Clean...Show More Summary

Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Scott Pruitt’s Faulty Logic

An earlier blog post pointed to a logical gap in the current EPA’s justification for repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama Administration effort to cut emissions from electrical power plants. He makes an argument that EPA can only base rules on actions that polluters can take within a facility, and jumps from there […]

America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Planet, Our Economy, & Our Health

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped EPA authority. But the move to repeal and replace the plan is really about protecting Big Polluters’ bottom lines at our expense

European Parliament Pushes for More Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

Renewable energy groups are hoping that a 35 percent clean power target proposed by the European Parliament will prevail over a less ambitious plan put forward by the E.U. Council of Ministers that aims for 27 percent. The 2030 target...Show More Summary

Diablo Canyon to Close Without Clean Energy Guarantees

California regulators have approved a plan to close Diablo Canyon, the state’s last nuclear power plant, that has environmental and clean energy groups, local communities, and even utility Pacific Gas & Electric crying foul over theShow More Summary

Maryland official cautions against Clean Power Plan repeal

Maryland's secretary of the environment says states need federal support to handle climate challenges. The Washington Post reports state Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles sent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott … Click to Continue »

Hogan administration criticizes EPA plans to repeal Clean Power Plan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has moved to repeal the Obama-era plan to try to bolster the coal industry

CLEAN POWER PLAN: 6 Takeaways as Trump Moves Toward Replacement

By Robin Bravender, Niina Heikkinen and Zack Colman, E&E News reporters Climatewire (Dec. 19, 2017) – After spending most of its first year tearing down climate rules, the Trump administration is now taking steps to write its own. U.S. EPA … Continue reading ?

The Off-Switch is Inside the Fenceline

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan would require utilities to improve efficiency at coal-fired power plants and reduce the use of those plants in favor of generators using natural gas or renewables. Head of EPA Scott Pruitt claims EPA can only require CO2 cuts that can be accomplished by utilities “inside the fenceline” of a […]

Higher Birth Weight, Lower Risk Of Premature Births After Coal Power Plant Shut Down

Researchers at Lehigh University say that the risk of premature births or low weight births was reduced significantly after a coal fired generating plant in Pennsylvania was ordered closed by under the Clean Power Plan.

3 Reasons for Your Company to File Comments in Support of the Clean Power Plan – Now

The Environmental Defense Fund has a quick ask for our readers. This one's important.

Shutdown of coal-fired power plant results in significant fetal health improvement in downwind areas

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to dismantle the Clean Power Plan touting a return to "cooperative federalism," the results of a new study focused on the downwind impact on fetal health of emissions from a coal-fired power plant, which is located on the border between two states, highlight policy gaps engendered by state-level regulation of air pollution.

EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would change the Clean Power Plan that would require industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030. The post EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan appeared first on Environmental Leader.

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

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The world’s No. 1 polluter will create a national market to clean up its power sector, putting it in a leading position on the issue as the U.S. retreats.

India plans to build the worlds largest solar-wind power plant

When it comes to clean energy, few nations stand out like India. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced plans to build the world’s largest solar-wind hybrid project in the district of Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Show More Summary

The EPA tries to turn a blind eye to carbon emissions. The courts can stop it.

Legal hurdles stand in the way of the Trump administration's controversial effort to repeal President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Who knew? Revenue-neutral corporate tax cuts!

With a carbon tax or cap-and-trade: In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Clean Power Plan under which each state can set a mass-based target to meet its assigned electric power sector carbon dioxide emission reductions. If it proceeds, states can design policies to meet those requirements and...

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