Saturday, November 7, 2015

Good News About Coal

Great report from Sierra Club on how the reduction of coal plants in the US is reducing our carbon emissions. For me the take-away is that our emissions for 2015 will be even lower than they would have been if the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill had passed back in 2010.

Sierra Club gives credit for all this to two sources. First is President Obama's Clean Energy Plan, which relies on regulation of carbon as a pollutant by the EPA. Secondly, Sierra Club gives itself a pat on the back for pursuing the reduction of coal-powered electricity on the state and local level. Sierra Club also credits the Bloomberg Philanthropies for their financial backing of the Club's efforts.

Kudos to everyone. Now let's keep going.

Link to the Sierra Club report.

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