Climate Progress, With or Without Trump

Great, succinct op-ed by Michael Bloomberg:

A week before President Trump signed the executive order to begin rolling back the Clean Power Plan, Moody’s Investor Service released a report concluding that wind power could displace up to two-thirds of coal-fired power production in 15 Midwestern states. The reason? The average cost of wind power has dropped to $20 per megawatt, compared with the more than $30 cost per megawatt for electricity from many coal plants in the region. Why would consumers pay more for a power source that may kill them?

Worth repeating: regulation didn't kill coal power plants, progress did. Therefore, regulation won't bring them back. Only a fool -- or someone being disingenuous -- would believe otherwise. 


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