Clean Energy Marches On, Despite Policy Setback, Says EPA Head

By Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune.

Don’t worry about the stay in the controversial Clean Power Plan, the energy transition is happening

The shift to cleaner energy in the U.S. is still going strong despite a decision by regulators todelay a controversial plan to curb power plant emissions.

That was the reassuring message of Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who said on Wednesday that technological innovation is leading a dramatic change in how electricity is generated. The fact that coal burning plants are temporarily getting a reprieve from the Clean Power Plan, which was put on hold by the Supreme Court earlier this year amid legal challenges, has done little to stop the march toward cleaner energy like solar and wind, she told a room full of solar tech employees in Silicon Valley.