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Federal Court Voids Trump’s Counterproductive ACE Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously struck down the Trump administration’s toothless replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power sector. Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule implemented weakened pollution regulations that were projected to increase, rather than reduce, greenhouse gas emissions.

Richard Revesz and Dr. Burçin Ünel’s article on energy storage and greenhouse gas emissions was cited in the court’s opinion. We also previously filed an amicus brief in the litigation and submitted comments criticizing the rollback. Revesz spoke with Politico about the ruling.