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Clean Energy: Now and The Future

CLEAN ENERGY NOW & THE FUTURE CLEAN ENERGY IS HAPPENING NOW EPA also wlll provlde communltles and states Informatlon on how to access exlsting flnanclal and technlcal asslstance programs that can help communltles ─░ncrease use of energy efflclency and renewable energy programs. Environmental protectlon Isn't a luxury; It's the foundatlon of healthy llves and strong economles, whlch go hand In hand. A modern economy needs a modern energy system and a clean environment. The Clean Power Plan doesn't relnvent the wheel-It bullds on the progress that states, cltles and buslnesses have been maklng for years. In additlon, the Adminlstratlon's POWER- Plan will Invest In workers and Jobs, address Important legacy costs In coal country and drlve the development of coal technology as our country moves to a clean energy economy It allows plannIng, Investment and reductlons to begin now, with the perlod for mandatory reductlons beginning In 2022, givlng states and utilitles the flexlbility they need to bulld on the transltlon to clean energy already under way In the power sector. States can turn to proven, cost-effective energy efficlency strategles, Including those through EPA's ENERGY STAR program, to help meet thelr CPP targets. Addltlonally, the Clean Energy Incentive Program rewards early Investments In renewable energy generatlon and demand-slde energy efficlency measures that generate carbon-free MWh or reduce end-use energy demand durIng 2020 and/or 2021. States, cltles and busInesses are leading the way with Innovatlve programs and approaches that are Increasing renewable energy and energy efficlency. Programs and Goals These programs provide a head start in meeting the Clean Power Plan's goals... 50 states 37 states 10 states 25 states with demand-side with market-based greenhouse gas reduction with energy efficiency standards or goals with renewable energy efficiency programs portfolio standards or goals nroarams E Renewable Technology Investments in renewable technologies are already paying off in a big way... The United States uses three times more wind energy than it did in 2009 Last year, the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008. The solar industry added jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy with one job added every 20 minutes. Since the beginning of 2010, the average cost of a solar electric system has dropped by 50 percent. What does the future of Clean Energy look like? the Clean Power Plan will cut harmful carbon pollution from the power sector by 32 percent below 2005 levels in a commonsense and pragmatic way, giving states and utilities both time and flexibility to develop strategies that work for their specific needs and that are essential for clean energy innovation In 2030 $100 billion 2015 - 2030 in 2030 a year is spent to generate and distribute electricity; the Clean Power Plan will give incentive to further investment in cleaner, more modern and efficient technologies. The overall air quality in the U.S. is expected to continue to improve, and the Clean Power Plan will add to those air guality benefits through additional reductions in emissions of sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen The share of generation from zero-emitting renewable energy resources, including hydro- power, wind, and solar is expected to grow from 12% in 2012 to 21% under the Clean Power Plan. Source: GENERATOR POWER pdf

Clean Energy: Now and The Future

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President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have shared the details of the Clean Power Plan which aims to take huge action in reducing carbon pollution and take real action on climate chan...


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