Report: Clean Energy Plan Will Cut Electric Bills

Posted June 27, 2016

External Article: Public News Service

A write up on Public News Service reviewed a report by Marilyn Brown, Ph.D., the Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy.


Without changes in the way electricity is produced and how it is used, Floridians will likely see a nearly 17 percent increase in their electric bills over the next 15 years, according to a new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

But the study also says that doesn't have to happen. The report finds that implementing the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan could halt that increase, saving the average Florida household more than $2,600 over the same period.

Marilyn Brown, a Georgia Tech professor and the study’s author, says the report clarifies a lot of misinformation.

“A lot of analysts say that the Clean Power Plan is going to bankrupt the nation,” she relates. “But what we're showing is in fact, if done wisely, we can save consumers money and also prevent fossil fuels from heating up the planet.”

The full article can be read here.