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A Clean Energy Transition in the United States

This follow up interactive presentation supplements our earlier work with the electric power sector by highlighting specific states where the sector is going through a significant transition that is unleashing investment, reducing emissions, generating jobs and creating a cleaner electric power fleet to power our homes, businesses and communities.

New Jobs - Cleaner Air (Part III): A Closer Examination of the Clean Energy Transition in Select States

A November 2011 Ceres report, New Jobs Cleaner Air (Part Two): An Investment in American Businesses and American Jobs highlighted specific case examples of the companies involved in building a modern generating fleet. It examined the component pieces of the supply chain and explored the vital role that American workers play in installing and maintaining sophisticated emissions control systems.

The first report, New Jobs-Cleaner Air: Employment Effects under Planned Changes to EPA’s Air Pollution Rules was released in February 2011 and demonstrates how new air pollution rules proposed for the electric power sector by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide long-term economic benefits across much of the United States in the form of highly skilled, well paying jobs through infrastructure investment in the nation's generation fleet.

Much has changed since 2011, most notably the market forces that have driven down the price of natural gas to historic lows and sped up the retirement and retrofit of America's oldest power plants. These interactive presentations (below) supplement our previous reports by highlighting specific states where the electric power sector is going through a significant transition that is unleashing investment, reducing emissions, generating jobs and creating a cleaner electric power fleet to power our homes, businesses and communities.

New Jobs - Cleaner Air (Part III): A Closer Examination of the Clean Energy Transition in Select States

Pennsylvania


Virginia

We'll be adding presentations focusing on the economic benefits for more states soon, so check back regularly for updates.



Sources Cited:


New Jobs – Cleaner Air: Employment Effects Under Planned Changes to the EPA’s Air Pollution Rules,” Ceres and PERI, February 2011.
New Jobs – Cleaner Air Part II: An investment in American Businesses and American Jobs," Ceres and ICAC, November 2011.

2011 Long-Term Reliability Assessment,” North American Electric Reliability Corporation, November 2011.

Net Loss: Comparing the Cost of Pollution vs. the Value of Electricity from 51 Coal-Fired Plants,” Environmental Integrity Project, June 2012.

Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards,” EPA, December 2011.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Form 423.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Form 860.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Form 923.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NEEDs database v. 4.10.

Additional information retrieved from company websites, press releases, and SEC filings.