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Renewable Energy Doesn't Need Obama's Clean Power Plan to Grow

  • Wind, solar have been growing ahead of plan's implementation
  • Key drivers are state policies, tax incentives and lower price

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt President Barack Obama’s plan for cutting power-plant emissions may hobble one of his signature environmental efforts. It’s unlikely to smother renewable energy.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is not scheduled to take effect until 2022, yet for the past two years clean energy has been the biggest new source of electricity in the U.S., adding more capacity than natural gas.