February 11, 2016 – Professor Ann Carlson, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, was cited in a Newsweek article on how the future of the Clean Power Plan depends on the next president.
Up to half of the 26 to 28 percent emissions cuts the U.S. promised in Paris need to come from the electricity sector, explains Professor Carlson. Those reductions—which Obama also promised in a historic agreement with China before the Paris talks—are all but impossible without the ambitious Clean Power Plan, Obama’s method for cutting emissions from power plants, Carlson says.
“It’s a big part of his legacy, and now it’s in question,” Carlson says.
Read the article.