Full Title: Pathways to Achieving a 2030 Coal Phase-Out in the United States
Author(s): Camryn Dahl, Yiyun 'Ryna' Cui, Shannon Kennedy, Diyang Cui and Claire Squire
Publisher(s): University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Publication Date: July 25, 2022
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This policy brief from the Center for Global Sustainability offers pathways and policy strategies to phase out coal-fired electricity in the United States by 2030—putting the U.S. on a pathway toward achieving its NDC and 100% clean electricity by 2030. To accelerate the already present coal decline and achieve a complete phase-out by 2030, the analysis demonstrates a concrete and plant-by-plant retirement pathway that would enable the United States to retire roughly ⅔ of plants by 2025 while still maintaining grid stability and achieving other priorities.