By Emily Holden
July 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm ET
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, the 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.
Emily Holden previously worked at Morning Consult as a reporter covering energy and climate change.