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Biden signature climate proposal, a clean electricity standard, is part of Democratic budget deal

Biden signature climate proposal, a clean electricity standard, is part of Democratic budget deal

Josh Siegel of The Washington Examiner reports that a clean electricity standard is included in the newly released Democratic budget deal.

The C3 Take
  • Currently we use fossil fuels to generate about 81% of energy.
  • A clean energy standard would force utilities to generate or procure 80% of their electricity from emissions-free power by 2030.
  • We have reduced emissions in the United States through market forces, not top-down mandates.
  • The most effective way that we can reduce domestic emissions is through regulatory reform and unleashing the power of the free market.

“The package calls for implementing a clean electricity standard requiring utilities to generate 80% clean electricity by 2030, multiple senators said Wednesday.”

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