Illinois Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under the Clean Air Act
WRI analysis finds that Illinois can reduce its CO2 emissions 35 percent below 2011 levels by 2020. These reductions would meet or exceed moderately ambitious EPA power plant emissions standards.
Although EPA has not yet announced what its power plant emissions standards will look like, WRI based its analysis on two hypothetical standards. Under these scenarios, Illinois would be required to reduce its CO2 emissions in the range of 32 to 37 percent below 2011 levels by 2020.
This graph appears in WRI's fact sheet, Power Sector Opportunities for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Illinois.
Read about additional analyses in WRI’s fact sheet series, Power Sector Opportunities for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions.
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