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US power sector emissions fell 38% in past 15 years, blowing past Obama climate targets: Report

US power sector emissions fell 38% in past 15 years, blowing past Obama climate targets: Report

Abby Smith of the Washington Examiner reports that U.S. power sector emissions fell by 38% in the past 15 years.

The C3 Take
  • A new report from the Environmental Integrity Project has found that American power sector emissions fell 38% over the last 15 years.
  • This decline is due to market forces as cheaper natural gas and renewables phased out coal-fired power plants.
  • These findings give a blueprint for climate policy moving forward: market forces, not government mandates, will create a clean natural and economic environment.

“The power sector has shifted dramatically in the past decade, largely through market forces as the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan never truly took effect.”

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