US Clean Power Plan Or Why We Have to Look South

In this partner post from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) blog, VP of Policy and Communications Jean-François Nolet discusses the The US Clean Power Plan.

On August 3rd, President Obama and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. After months of consultation, this Plan takes bold steps in encouraging U.S. states to take serious steps in transitioning their energy mix to include a greater portion of renewables. Coal finally becomes persona non grata south of the border.

The goal is obviously to reduce emissions but also to avoid thousands of premature deaths due to air pollution. This is very similar to the decision that was taken in Ontario to phase out coal. This is very similar to what the new government in Alberta is looking at. So, why is this different? …Read more at CanWEA’s blog.

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