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UCS President Kimmell urges EPA to raise reduction target for power plant rule

As stakeholders weigh in on U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, and many urge the agency to reduce the targets established in its draft rule, some in the environmental community are calling on EPA to be even more aggressive in its final rule. During today's OnPoint, Kenneth Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses a new analysis of EPA's proposed regulations for existing power plants urging the agency to raise the overall emissions reduction target to 40 percent by 2030. Kimmell discusses the formula UCS used to determine new state renewable energy targets and explains why he believes an increase in targets will not impact grid reliability.