<style type="text/css"> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> Analysis: Clean Power Plan repeal could cost $600B, result in 120,000 premature deaths - Open Road Renewables

[Originally posted here]
Dive Brief:

  • Repealing the Clean Power Plan would have significant impacts on the United States’ economy and the health of its citizens, according to new analysis from Energy Innovation, a clean energy think tank.
  • Rolling back the carbon rule would lead to $100 billion in extra costs by 2030, rising to $600 billion by 2050, according to the organization’s power sector modeling tool. And the resulting impacts to air quality would lead to more than 40,000 premature deaths in 2030, and 120,000 in 2050.
  • President Trump campaigned on rolling back regulations, focusing on energy production and undoing the CPP. He has now installed former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and is preparing a budget that is expected to slash the agency’s finances and resources.