Is Trump's Power Plan a Coal Rescue?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 884 , Segment 1
Episode: Reprieve for Coal, Hawaii's Early Electricity, Corporate Wellness Programs
- Aug 23, 2018 9:00 pm
- 18:20 mins
Guest: Kate Konschnik, Director, Climate and Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University The Trump Administration has proposed a new vision for how quickly the United States should shift away from coal as a source of energy. Coal currently accounts for nearly a third of all electricity generated in the country. But utilities have been using less of it because natural gas has been cheaper to burn and federal policies have pushed to reduce CO2 emissions. The new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency this week will give states more control over how aggressively they reduce their carbon emissions and what role they want coal to play in that mix.