EPA Sees Only ‘Small’ GHG Reductions From ACE Utility Climate Rule

July 5, 2019
EPA is projecting only “small” cuts in greenhouse gases from its final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule governing existing power plants, with the regulation potentially shaving just a fraction of 1 percent of the emissions from the country’s second-largest source of GHGs. At the same time, the agency is increasingly confident about the utility sector’s market-based shift toward lower-emitting resources, leading Trump officials to conclude that the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) -- which ACE is replacing -- “likely” would...

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