Clean Power Plan

Newly proposed carbon pollution standards provide unprecedented flexibility for states to reduce carbon emissions in an individualized, cost-effective manner.  Instead of cookie-cutter requirements for every power plant in the country, the standards allow discretion at the state and utility system level to reduce carbon with clean energy alternatives like efficiency upgrades and solar power.  South Carolina is well positioned to meet its targets cost-effectively and cleanly.

Click here for the comments submitted on behalf of the SC Coastal Conservation League by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Click here for a brief overview of what this plan means for South Carolina

Click here for an FAQ on the Clean Power Plan and South Carolina

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) 111d information page

Additional Resources:

Greenville News coverage here and here

From the Georgetown Climate Center: SC Climate and Energy Profile

From NRDC:  The new federal plan to cut carbon and how it can save households money

From the EPA: Understanding the new rule and the official 111(d) website

From Bloomberg Energy Finance: What to expect from the new rules

From US Climate Action Network: Comprehensive overview of resources and media

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Visuals provided by the Georgetown Climate Center. Data: EIA, 2014.

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Visuals provided by the Georgetown Climate Center. Data: EIA, 2013; BEA, 2014.

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Courtesy of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy