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Dizzying Renewable Energy Price Declines Can Help States Meet Ambitious Carbon Targets Under The EPA's Clean Power Plan

December 12, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Thanks especially to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, states can cost-effectively cut much more carbon than the EPA originally proposed this June. Wind and solar costs are now 46 percent lower than the EPA estimated in its draft proposal this summer.[read more]

China To Cap Coal Use By 2020 To Meet Game-Changing Climate, Air Pollution Targets

November 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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China Caps Coal

China announced it would cap coal use by 2020. The Chinese State Council said the peak would be 4.2 billion tonnes, a one-sixth increase over current consumption. This is a reversal of Chinese energy policy, which for two decades has been centered around building a coal plant or more a week.[read more]

City Efficiency Efforts Could Help States Achieve Carbon Targets

June 16, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The carbon pollution standard announced last week by the Environmental Protection Agency casts a bright light on the important role that many cities and other urban areas are already playing in the complicated fight against climate change.[read more]