Following the Clean Power Plan has been a waiting game lately. Waiting for court dates, waiting for state planning decisions, waiting to learn what the next President will make of the CPP. We’re excited that the waiting game for the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program is over (and we’re wasting no time diving in), but we’re also still waiting for the final model trading rules.
That doesn’t mean this time is going to waste. While the CPP winds its way through the courts, analysts of all sorts are frantically crunching numbers and cranking out modeling scenarios to give us all a better picture of what the CPP means for our future electricity system. Spoiler alert: It looks pretty much like the one we’ve got now, just with a lot more advanced energy. Even bigger spoiler: We’re already well on our way to CPP-required levels of emissions.