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How the Clean Power Plan Actually Works

This article does a good job explaining the basics of the EPA's Clean Power Plan which aims to reduce harmful climate pollution from US power plants by 2030.

Source/Author: Brad Plummer, VOX

The Best Value for America's Energy Dollar

This report looks at the costs of various energy efficiency measures and programs being deployed across the US. It confirms past findings that energy efficiency remains the lowest-cost resource, compared to the costs of new energy generation, whether from natural gas, coal, or renewables.

Source/Author: American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

The Toll from Coal

This study provides updated information on the burden of death and disease from coal-based electricity production across the United States. Estimated impacts are based on projected power sector emissions in 2010.

Source/Author: Clean Air Task Force

Renewable Energy Status Report, 2014

This international report describes the state of renewable energy development around the world. Key findings include: renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.

Source/Author: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

US National Climate Assessment, 2014

The US National Climate Assessment assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.

Source/Author: US Global Change Research Program

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report

This international report provides the most comprehensive view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.


Source/Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Energy Wire's Power Plan Toolbox

This site compiles many high profile articles and publications, representing diverse perspectives, about the impact and implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. 

Source/Author: Energy Wire

Implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan, a menu of options

This tool for state agencies and other stakeholders describes many options states have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their power sector and comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan. 

Source/Author: National Association of Clean Air Agencies

Kentucky Energy Profile, 2014

This is a lengthy look at Kentucky's current energy sector, compiled by the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence.

Source/Author: Kentuckians Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI)

EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet for Kentucky

This fact sheet describes Kentucky's goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from our power plant sector under the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Source/Author: US EPA