A new national Clean Power Plan
We are taking the most significant step in U.S. history toward reducing the pollution that causes climate change.
On August 3, 2015 President Obama unveiled the final Clean Power Plan, setting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants — the nation’s largest source of these emissions. In this historic announcement, the United States is making clear that it is no longer acceptable to put unlimited amounts of climate pollution into our air.
The Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions from power plant smokestacks — and by doing so it also creates new opportunities to continue development of the strong, vibrant clean energy economy that is creating prosperity. The states that join the race first, and run it the fastest, will win both more investment in clean technologies and less air pollution for their communities. And we will all benefit from less severe temperature increases, less dangerous sea level rise, and fewer ferocious storms.
- What the Clean Power Plan means for the states
- Clean Power Plan will help us win “the race of our lives” – EDF President Fred Krupp
- Legal Analysis: Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in Court
- Streamlined state and federal planning approaches under the Clean Power Plan
- Clean Power Plan rests on a solid legal foundation
- Protective Carbon Pollution Standards and Electric Reliability [PDF]
- America working together: Building a clean, low carbon electric system [PDF]
- Testimony of Fred Krupp at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearing [PDF]
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Uses Familiar Scare Tactic on Pollution Rules
- The Proposed Clean Power Plan for power plants has widespread support
- EPA webpage on Clean Power Plan
Top fact sheet and materials
- Press release: “History in the Making” as the Clean Power Plan is Unveiled—EDF President Fred Krupp
- White paper: An Early Look at the Clean Power Plan in Six Charts [PDF]
- White House fact sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants
- Legal briefs: Clean Power Plan case resources