Clean air and health benefits of carbon standards for US power plants

 

  • Large clean air and health co-benefits are possible with a power plant rule that includes stringent carbon dioxide emission targets, flexible compliance options, and significant program investments in end-user energy efficiency, as shown in the “BEYOND THE FENCE LINE” scenario. This scenario is most similar to the Clean Power Plan.
  • An alternative limited to power plant upgrades provides few co-benefits and could increase premature deaths and heart attacks in the US, as shown in the “INSIDE THE FENCE LINE” scenario.

 

 

Clean Air and Health Fact Sheet

Clean air and health benefits of US carbon standards

 

Emissions Infographic

Emissions reduced more by "Beyond the Fence Line" scenario

 

Air Quality Infographic

Larger air quality improvements under "Beyond the Fence Line" scenario

 

Health Outcomes Infographic

Larger health improvements under "Beyond the Fence Line" scenario