Once again I'm late in posting this, but Bobby Magill quoted me in a recent Climate Central story on energy policy stories to watch in the new year:
Danny Cullenward, an energy economist and lawyer at the Carnegie Institution for Science, said that although it is unlikely that the loss of the Clean Power Plan would affect many states’ emissions cutting goals, there will be little encouragement for states reluctant to take action on climate change to create emissions goals without the plan in place.
“The massive transformations underway in the U.S. electricity sector will likely continue, but they won't be driven by federal climate policy,” depending instead on state policy and technical innovation, he said. “And they won’t put the U.S. on track for Paris compliance.”
It's definitely going to be a busy year.