Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

This report analyzes a variety of environmental, economic, and power sector-related impacts of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, looking at a range of baseline cases and Clean Power Plan cases. The analysis finds that the Clean Power Plan would reduce power sector CO2 emissions between 29 and 36 percent by 2030, with most of the early emissions reductions coming from natural gas replacing coal and later emission reductions coming from the addition of renewable energy sources. Overall, electricity prices are projected to increase slightly (3-7 percent) at first, but will level off by 2030.