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Data Centers Will Invest in Renewables Despite the EPA, Not Because of It

Submitted by on October 12, 2017 – 12:49 amNo Comment

Satirical news site The Onion has joked that given its track-record, the US Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, should drop the “E” and ‘P’ from its name to simply become “The Agency.” “’The Agency’ is a name that reflects our current agenda and encapsulates our new function as a government-funded body devoted to handling documents, scheduling meetings, and fielding phone calls,” the Onion quipped.

That story now looks less like satire and more like a logical response to events following the news this week that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a measure to repeal the Clean Power Plan.  Also known as EPA’s Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, the plan aims to decrease the US’s carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. It has faced considerable opposition over the years following legal challenges by some industry and coal-friendly states.

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