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Power Plant Owners can Reduce Emissions with Energy Efficiency: Here's How

March 29, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing emissions in the electricity sector.[read more]

On the Meaning of Existence (and Power Plant Emissions)

December 17, 2014 by Meredith Fowlie

Emissions and Existence

We don’t shy away from addressing the deep questions in energy and environmental economics. With this post, we tackle the very meaning of existence (with respect to power plants regulated under proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards).[read more]

East Coast States Have Limited Power Plant Pollution for Years, and It Works

June 12, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Since the EPA announced new carbon regulations, the polluting industry’s lobbyists and their political allies have trotted out their usual cries of economic doom. Every time we take steps to improve health and public safety they tell us that doing so would crush the economy and kill jobs.[read more]