Environmental Consultant and Engineer
West Palm Beach, Florida
Revoking the Clean Power Plan will save jobs and let natural gas prevail on its own, by avoiding governmental economic interference that distorts markets.
The Clean Power Plan (CPP), finalized in 2015, aimed to slash emissions from the power sector 32% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Power plants emit nearly one-third of greenhouse gases in the U.S.
Under the plan, states were to develop implementation plans for existing power plants to meet emissions standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If they did not, EPA would develop a plan for them. EPA chief Scott Pruitt on October 10, 2017 signed a proposed rule to repeal the CPP. This revocation does not alter the favorable economics for natural gas based-loaded power plants.