The Clean Power Plan Benefits Low-income Communities: NRDC Study

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide: Affordable Clean Energy Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/files/clean-energy-benefits-vulnerable-comms-report.pdf

[From a Climate Wire article by Emily Holden, sub. req’d] The Natural Resources Defense Council yesterday released a report touting the rule’s health and economic benefits to rural and low-income communities…

The poor are more likely to live near coal-fired power plants and experience health problems, and they spend more of their income on electricity, NRDC says.

Cutting power-sector emissions of carbon dioxide and pollutants that accompany the planet-warming gas would prevent thousands of premature deaths, child asthma attacks, heart attacks and hospital admissions, NRDC contends. And reducing power usage through energy efficiency programs could lower electricity bills, the group argues…

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