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Obama Releases the Final Clean Power Plan

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

  1. A rate-based state goal measured in pounds per megawatt hour (lb/MWh);

  2. A mass-based state goal measured in total short tons of CO2;

  3. A mass-based state goal with a new source complement measured in total short tons of CO2. In addition to reducing carbon pollution, by 2030, the plan is expected to produce a 90% decrease in sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants and a 72% decrease in nitrogen oxide emissions. “We’re proud to finalize our historic Clean Power Plan. It will give our kids and grandkids the cleaner, safer future they deserve. The United States is leading by example today, showing the world that climate action is an incredible economic opportunity to build a stronger foundation for growth,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The valuable feedback we received means the final Clean Power Plan is more ambitious yet more achievable, so states can customize plans to achieve their goals in ways that make sense for their communities, businesses and utilities.” To view the final rule, fact sheets, and other details on the plan, click here.


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