Today, the Center for American Progress released a column showing that extreme weather events, which will become more severe and frequent as the climate continues to warm, pose the most significant threat to electricity grid reliability. CAP released this column to challenge assertions that the Environmental Protection Agency’s, or EPA’s, Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants could harm the reliability of the nation’s electric grid.
The U.S. energy system is in rapid transition, as aging coal-fired power plants give way to natural gas plants, solar panels, and wind farms. A column released today by the Center for American Progress argues that the United States needs to move even more aggressively toward renewable energy and away from fossil fuels in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
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