Renewable Energy Shoulders More Weight In Carbon Plan

Law360, New York (August 3, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Renewable energy on Monday was given a bigger role in the Obama administration's final plan to curb carbon emissions at existing power plants, a change experts said is largely due to the industry's successful effort to convince federal regulators of its viability as an alternative to traditional energy sources.

Under the Clean Power Plan, the administration said renewable energy sources will account for 28 percent of the nation's capacity by 2030, up from 22 percent in the proposed rule. The administration said projecting the use of more new renewable energy, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power, is warranted based on...

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