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Goals of President Obama's Clean Power Plan

  • Reduce carbon dioxide levels by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030
  • Reduce pollutants that contribute to soot and smog by more than 70 percent
  • Reduce the number of premature deaths caused by power plant emissions by nearly 90%
  • Reduce the number of asthma attacks by 90,000
  • Increase renewable energy generation by 30% by 2030
  • Reduce enough total energy consumption to power 30 million homes
  • Prioritize the deployment of energy efficiency improvements in low-income communities
  • Save consumers a total of $155 billion from 2020-2030