War On Carbon Kicked Off

The Obama administration has officially launched its bid to throttle greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2025, The Wall Street Journal reported this week.

Utilities reliant on coal-fired generation for many decades will be receiving their long-awaited federal power plant rules this summer. They are expected to reduce power plant emissions 30 percent between 2005 levels and 2030.

This effort has been categorized by opponents as a war on coal.

It may well usher in some of the most sweeping changes the utility industry has faced in a century, speeding deployments of renewables, distributed generation and a smarter grid to stitch it all together. 

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