Currents - Energy Industry Insights - June 2019 #3

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Trump Admin Submits Final Rule to Kill Obama Clean Power Plan -

"The new replacement rule to the Clean Power Plan, deemed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, aims to give states more time and authority to decide how to implement the best new technology to ease net emissions from coal-fired plants."

Why this is important: The ACE Rule replaces the Clean Power Plan, which was suspended by the Supreme Court of the United States after being challenged by 28 states. The Trump administration believes the new rule increases regulatory certainty by giving states the authority to control emissions within their own borders....

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