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How Will Biden Administration Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?

Environment: NPR

01:54 min | 1 year ago

How Will Biden Administration Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?

"President biden's administration said a big climate goal two zero out greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by twenty thirty five last week we talked with epa administrator michael regan about this believe that we can set up the right policy instrumentation and regulatory framework to encourage continued innovation to get us to that carbon-neutral goal that we know we can't achieve continued innovation. Industries still has to figure some of this out. So what more do we know about how the government is going to encourage it. Npr's jeff brady has been following up. Jeff good morning good morning. I just wanna know. 2035 sounds really distant. And then you start counting fourteen years not that long when you talk about changing all the power plants in the country house administration going to do it. Well you know is getting. The details are getting a little bit clear from the president's budget proposal and groups talking with the administration about this Details are still being worked out but a central focus is creating a national clean energy standard. And this would be a countrywide requirement that overtime increasing of is generated from fuels that don't emit the greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do conrad schneider at the clean air task. Force says it's similar to renewable energy standards that many states have they essentially required an increasing percentage electricity sales from renewable energy like clean energy standard simply broadens the list of energy resources that are eligible under the standard so in addition to wind and solar. This national standard would include things like hydropower and nuclear and another bit of detail. Here of energy likely will create this standard. And that's a little controversial. Some of the epa to do it. It's better known for setting and enforcing standards but some of the largest environmental groups. Say what's important is it. It gets

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"conrad schneider" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"conrad schneider" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"Rule. AC give states leeway in deciding whether or not to require efficiency upgrades coal plants. California's attorney general heavier at said denounce the robots at a press conference in Santa Barbara with the attorney general's from Oregon Iowa and Colorado, repealing the clean power plan and attempt to replace it with an alternative that does not meaningfully reduce power plants, greenhouse gas, emissions would violate the as duty under the Clean Air Act to address carbon pollution from power plants this new fossil fuel protection plan attempts to artificially narrow the as regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Air, Act requires the EPA to utilize the best system of emission. Reduction possible. And from what we've seen this new rule. Does just the opposite says California's working with a coalition of attorney general's from sixteen other states and seven other cities to challenge, a c- California. Governor Gavin Newsom says children would suffer the consequences of the administration's policy because of dirty air deadly heat, waves, droughts, and wildfires. The advocacy director for the clean air task force. Conrad Schneider says the robots will cause serious health risks by prolonging the lives of coal power plants prolonging the lives of coal plants in their pollution will shorten the lives of Americans. So this is today is bad news for Americans, whether they live in areas with coal, plants or not because of it will fail to address climate change. But there are areas in the country, particularly down wind from coal plants that may see their air quality deteriorate as a result of a rule like this. And we're concerned about that. The Sierra Club. Calls. The Trump administration's CE rule that dirty power plan. The EPA itself estimates, the new AC rule could result in up to one thousand four hundred deaths year Schneider, says that number is likely low. He says the rule could also make it harder for future administrations that want to reinstate climate protections under the Clean Air Act. But the long game here is that the industry, the coal industry in the utility industry. They're trying to constrain the way this provision of Clean Air Act is interpreted so that it ties the hands of future EPA's. If more progressive president comes into office and wants to revisit reinstate or strengthen the clean power plant they're hoping that by putting this rule into place and having courts ratify it, it will the hands of future administrations, and our job is to stop them from doing that in court, although the rule loosens the rules for coal power plants. There's a question as to whether the cost.

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