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Employment Effects Under Planned Changes To The EPA's Air Pollution Rules

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Executive Summary

The U.S. electric power sector is changing and modernizing in response to societal and market forces. Power companies face a business imperative to meet increasing pressures for cleaner, more efficient energy that will safeguard public health and protect the world's climate. These forces are already transforming the industry. Significant capital investment has been flowing in recent years to cleaner technologies such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas-fired generation. Investment to clean up and modernize the nation's existing fossil fuel generation fleet has already begun to contribute to a cleaner energy future. New air pollution rules expected this year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will further accelerate these trends.

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