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First Study Of ACE Emission Impacts Finds 19 States Could See More GHGs

A new peer-reviewed study of the greenhouse gas and other emission effects of EPA's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal finds the policy would have the perverse outcome of boosting GHGs in 19 states by causing almost one-third of existing coal plants to run more often.

Environmentalists and clean energy groups are worrying that Pacific Gas & Electric Co's (PG&E) threat to file bankruptcy due to potential massive liability from recent wildfires could prevent California from achieving its renewable power standard (RPS) and greenhouse gas targets that are core elements of its climate change strategy.

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency's pending fiscal year 2018 enforcement results include 800 million pounds of pollution and waste reduced, which he says is a major increase over FY17, despite environmentalists' fears that the agency's overall enforcement efforts have plummeted since the Obama administration.

Environmentalists and industry groups are awaiting details on newly installed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D) climate, environmental and energy policy agenda, including whether he will take a more aggressive approach to reducing oil production and transportation-related greenhouse gases and other emissions than former Gov. Jerry Brown (D).