EPA chief acts to gut the Clean Power Plan

Trump administration takes formal steps to repeal Obama’s policy to curb GHG emissions from power plants

Scott Pruitt will today sign a proposal to roll back Obama’s climate policy. The New York Times reports that he says it means “the war on coal is over.”

The Clean Power Plan required power plants to cut carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030.

As we’ve pointed out, it was a major part of America’s plan to cut emissions under the Paris climate pact, and its roll-back will make the nation’s commitments hard to meet.

But with lots of opposition, the repeal could involve years of legal wrangling.

More Stories From Around the Web:

What to Read Next:

Canada needs to boost its solar potential

Last year confirmed what many within the renewable energy sector have known: Renewable energy, specifically solar, is growing at an...

Game-changer breakthrough for organic solar cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a...

Is a diverse workforce the way forward for solar?

The Solar Foundation’s 2017 U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study recently released, causing a stir among solar workers and employers alike....

DOE discovery could lead to better batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon...

How do extreme weather conditions affect solar efficiency?

North America is experiencing one of its coldest spells in recent years, with temperatures dropping to -20F(-29C). And the temperatures...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *