Georgia Coal-to-Solar Pivot Shows the Way on Climate Regs

Bloomberg’s Mark Drajem and Margaret Newkirk report that Georgia’s coal-to-solar pivot may show a path forward for other states.

In practice, the EPA rules, if upheld by the courts, will mean less electricity from plants that burn emission-heavy coal and more from cleaner-burning natural gas, nuclear or renewable energy. It will also,┬áthe EPA predicts, curb demand for electricity by promoting efficiency, and actually lead to job gains and lower electric bills — though some industry leaders vigorously dispute those last two points.

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