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Posted June 28, 2016Today in Energy

Extended policies case shows reduced energy use, emissions, more renewables, efficiency ›

Tax credits and efficiency standards for appliances and vehicles have been key drivers for increasing renewable energy use and energy efficiency in the United States. Extending these policies and increasing the stringency of the Clean Power Plan beyond 2030 would reduce energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by reducing motor fuel use and energy use in buildings by increasing efficiency and by increasing the share of solar and wind in the electricity generation mix. More


Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2016

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