This week’s On the Radio segment looks at how energy efficiency and renewable energy will reduce power plant emissions under the Clean Power Plan. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
Transcript: Energy efficiency under the Clean Power Plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan aims to significantly reduce power plant emissions through energy efficiency and other renewable energy measures.
This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.
States will be given a considerable amount of flexibility for meeting the goals of the newly proposed Clean Power Plan. The EPA expects electricity bills for Americans to be reduced by roughly 8 percent in 2030 through improved energy efficiency for homes and businesses. Once implemented, the plan will set a global standard for responsible energy use and sustainability.
Coal, oil, and natural gas will continue to have a role in the American energy sector; however the Clean Power Plan aims to reduce the nation’s dependency on non-renewable and environmentally-damaging energy sources.
For more information about the Clear Power Plan, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org
From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.