This group brings together those who are interested in topics around oil and gas exploration, drilling, refining, and processing.

Post

U.S. Power Sector Meets Climate Targets 11 Years Ahead of Schedule

Energy in Depth's picture
Blog Independent Petroleum Association of America

Why does Energy In Depth – a research program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America – have a website on climate litigation and the #ExxonKnew campaign? Simple: because these...

  • Member since 2018
  • 511 items added with 835,501 views
  • Jun 8, 2020
  • 151 views

The U.S. electric power sector has surpassed the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan emissions reduction targets 11 years ahead of schedule, according to a new report by the Carbon Tax Center.

The CPP aimed to cut carbon emissions from electricity generation by 32 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. But in 2019, the power sector exceeded all expectations – without the CPP ever being implemented – by reducing emissions by 33 percent since 2005, thanks in large part to natural gas.

Even more impressive, the rate of carbon emission reductions has continued to accelerate. During the first three years of the Trump administration, the use of coal for electricity generation shrank faster than in years prior. At the same time, electricity generation from natural gas grew by 22 percent and now makes up the largest share of electricity generation.

The result? The pace of carbon reductions in these three years exceeded the average reduction rate over the prior eleven years by 25 percent.

Read more at EIDClimate.org.

The post U.S. Power Sector Meets Climate Targets 11 Years Ahead of Schedule appeared first on .

Energy in Depth's picture
Thank Energy in Depth for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member
Discussions
Spell checking: Press the CTRL or COMMAND key then click on the underlined misspelled word.

No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »