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Updating Obama’s Clean Power Plan is a sensible first step

The Clean Power Plan overreached, in that it would have imposed massive costs on U.S. consumers. But it offered little gain in return. A fully implemented plan would have yielded only a theoretical 0.018 degrees Celsius reduction in global temperatures by 2100, and reduced power plants CO2 emissions by less than 1 percent.

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