America First: carbon emissions go last?

Potential impact of President Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” on the power sector

The Trump administration’s approach to the traditional energy trilemma (the challenge of balancing the goals of cheap, secure and clean energy) appears set to skew heavily towards the low cost and secure aspects of energy supply at the expense of any focus on carbon emissions.

While federal legislation, such as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement (COP-21) may fall casualty to anticipated policy actions, our analysis shows the future for carbon emissions will not be as gloomy as many fear – largely due to the trajectory the power sector is already firmly on.

Released: March 2017

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Written by Jasper in October 18, 2017
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