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EPA Clean Power Plan: Cross-state Coordination Key to Cost-effective Mitigation


Last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. A new article published in Science magazine on 14 November 2014 and co-authored by CEEPR Director Christopher R. Knittel examines how key design features of the proposed rule might affect its environmental effectiveness, and offers recommendations to help minimize the economic costs of compliance.

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(November 2014)

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