Supporting a Clean Energy Future

Power plants account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. That’s more than every car, truck, and plane in the U.S. combined.

The Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon pollution generated by power plants in order to improve public health and promote greater energy efficiency.  This plan could change the future of our electricity in the U.S. for the better, if it prevails against expected legal and legislative challenges backed by industry groups.  

States have a lot of flexibility in implementing the plan and can make or break the benefits for consumers.  If states look for the most cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable resources available, the benefits are expected to include:

The Clean Power Plan is a Win for Consumers

Action in the States

The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling to hold implementation of the Clean Power Plan until further review. However, states are free to continue to make progress on the plan if they choose. In response, a number of states have decided to continue CPP planning while others have chosen to suspend planning until the court rule on the plan.

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