An array of solar panels fills a field in the Southside of San Antonio Texas. Photo by Scott Ball.

Commentary: EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Not So Clean

The United States and China recently ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, with the Obama administration’s contribution being the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan — the largest climate-change regulation ever attempted in the United States — whose legality is currently being argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Unfortunately, the public seems to know little about the Clean Power Plan, a point brought home to me recently when I spoke about energy to 200 accountants employed by one of the largest accounting firms. When I asked the group how many had heard of the Clean Power Plan, only about 10 people raised their hands.