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Clean Air Act: Electricity Sector and Greenhouse Gas Standards [March 12, 2021]   [open pdf - 639KB]

From the Document: "Congress may continue to examine Clean Air Act (CAA) [hyperlink] authorities and climate change issues as it deliberates on legislation and conducts oversight [hyperlink] of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Biden Administration has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using various policy tools to achieve a 'carbon pollution-free electricity sector [hyperlink]' by 2035. Multiple factors, including economics, technology, and energy and climate policies, could play a role in future GHG emission levels. Many say both legislative and executive actions would be necessary to decarbonize the electricity sector by the Administration's target date."

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CRS Insight, IN11633
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2021-03-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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