Press Release

ACE vs CPP, What Changes?

Today the American Action Forum released an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The EPA’s proposed ACE rule is expected to replace the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule which has yet to go into effect. While the ACE rule may not be as stringent as the CPP, it does result in a reduction in carbon emissions of 13 and 30 million short tons according to EPA estimates. Additionally, the ACE is expected to save affected entitites up to $6.4 billion compared to the CPP.

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The American Action Forum also released an insight examining how the ACE rule will affect energy policy going forward. AAF’s Philip Rossetti finds that although ACE is weaker than the now-replaced CPP, ACE changes little relative to the status quo. Rossetti writes that even under the ACE rule, Americans can expect to see a continued reduction in air pollution due to favorable market conditions for gas and renewable energy sources.

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