Affordable Clean Energy Rule Primer

July 15, 2019 | Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

On June 19, 2019 EPA Administrator Wheeler signed the final version of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the Trump Administration’s repeal and replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The ACE rule establishes guidelines for states to develop carbon emissions reductions standards for existing coal-fired power plants.

What is the Affordable Clean Energy rule and how does it compare to the Clean Power Plan?

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EPA Administrator Wheeler signs the final ACE Rule in a ceremony on June 19, 2019 as officials representing DOE, CEQ, and the White House look on.


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