Clean Power Plan sees diverse support in court filings, including utilities

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • A wide range of groups filed briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in support of the Clean Power Plan last week, including utilities, clean energy companies and tech giants, EnergyWire reports. 
  • More than 200 current and former lawmakers, most of them Democrats, have filed an amicus brief arguing the CPP, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector 32% by 2030, is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
  • Among large corporations supporting the rule are: Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, Ikea, Mars Inc. (the candy maker), and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. A handful of investor-owned utilities are also supporting the rule.