Assessment of the Economy-wide Employment Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

Industrial Economics, Incorporated | Interindustry Economic Research Fund, Inc., University of Maryland, Department of Economics

[From a Greenwire article by Katherine Ling, sub. req’d]  U.S. EPA’s proposed plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants would result in an increase in jobs economywide — mainly because of a drop in electricity prices over the long term, according to a new report from the University of Maryland and consulting firm Industrial Economics.

The Clean Power Plan would increase overall U.S. employment by 74,000 jobs in 2020 and up to 273,000 in 2040 — or about a 0.2 percent increase in civilian employment, according to the report…

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