Assessing the Final Clean Power Plan

Energy Market Impacts

The U.S. electricity sector is undergoing a period of rapid change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing power plants, is a significant—but by no means the only—catalyst for the transitions underway in the sector. In this third and final note in the series on the CPP, the authors explore the energy market outcomes of the rule under two scenarios and discuss what factors could change the magnitude of these impacts.
 
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John Larsen
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Whitney Herndon

Research Analyst, Rhodium Group

Michelle Melton