Florida at an Energy Crossroads: How will the Sunshine State Comply with the EPA Clean Power Plan?

August 14, 2014

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan, which establishes standards for carbon emissions from existing power plants. Despite its significant contribution to the climate change that threatens Florida's infrastructure and economy, carbon pollution has never before been limited by the EPA, unlike co-pollutants sulfur and mercury. Under the Clean Power Plan, each state is required to reduce the carbon intensity of its power fleet between 2020 and 2030. This report aims to examine Florida's electricity sector, past resource allocations, and various paths the state may follow to comply with the Clean Power Plan.