Clean Power Plan
On October 23, 2015, the Federal Register published the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a landmark regulation issued by the EPA to reduce CO2 emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants by 32% in 2030. This is a significant and positive step, creating a great opportunity for economic benefits through investments in an already emerging new energy economy.
The Alliance to Save Energy has created a hub of information and tools for policy makers, industry participants and energy efficiency advocates to better understand the CPP and take action to ensure that energy efficiency is used to its fullest extent in states’ compliance plans. As the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective compliance mechanism available, energy efficiency provides states the means to meet their obligations, save consumers money and create economic opportunity at the same time. There is no compliance mechanism better suited to directly help consumers with their energy costs.
Learn more about the Clean Power Plan with fact sheets from the Alliance to Save Energy, including overviews and themed entries related to energy efficiency as a compliance method.
- Summary (4 pages)
- Structural Overview (10 pages)
- Energy Efficiency in Mass-based Plans (2 pages)
- Energy Efficiency in Rate-based Plans (2 pages)
- Clean Energy Incentive Program (2 pages)
- Distributing Allowances in Mass-based Plans (2 pages)
Calendar of Events
Join the Alliance and other stakeholders to learn more about the implications of the CPP on energy efficiency at events in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
Letters to State Governors
Over 40 diverse businesses and organizations have signed on to letters to 34 state governors, clarifying that energy efficiency is the cleanest, fastest and most cost-effective Clean Power Plan compliance strategy available.
Comments to EPA
Read the Alliance’s written comments to the EPA on the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP), a voluntary early-action complement to the Clean Power Plan.
- Comments to EPA on the proposed Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules (submitted January 21, 2016)
- Comments to EPA on the Clean Energy Incentive Program (submitted December 15, 2015)
- Comments to EPA on the proposed Clean Power Plan (submitted November 24, 2014)
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) has released a comprehensive document designed to help states and localities comply with the Clean Power Plan.