Well Within Reach: How Texas Can Comply with and Benefit from the Clean Power Plan

Environmental Defense Fund
https://www.edf.org/texas-clean-power

…Texas is well-positioned to meet its U.S. Clean Power Plan targets, the national standards designed to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants for the first time ever.

Largely based on data from Texas’ primary grid operator, EDF’s analysis demonstrates Texas will be 88% of the way toward compliance with the plan, merely through existing market trends.

Since Texas has an abundance of clean energy resources and potential, thoughtful policies can take the state the rest of the way there. For example, Texas leads the nation in wind energy production and has twice as much solar energy potential as the next-highest state.

The report includes recommendations for leveraging these resources, among others, to the economic benefit of the state…

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