The summit offers a unique networking platform for state regulators, policymakers and utilities to examine the final rule in its entirety, as well as how its effects will be felt both on state and national levels.
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2015
Infocast has announced the 2nd EPA Clean Power Plan Implementation Summit will return to Washington, DC, October 19-21, to provide an in-depth look at the implications surrounding the EPA Clean Air Act 111(d). The summit offers a unique networking platform for state regulators, policymakers and utilities to examine the final rule in its entirety, as well as how its effects will be felt both on state and national levels.
On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the EPA announced the final rule of the Clean Power Plan 111(d), which has been amended to provide greater flexibility for states to meet standards for carbon emissions reductions, and set the country on the path toward cleaner energy. The plan, which established state-by-state carbon emissions rate reduction targets, offers a flexible framework for states to meet those targets on their own terms.
Under the authority of the Clean Air Act section 111(d), the EPA issued the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP), which established state-by-state carbon emissions rate reduction targets, as well as a flexible framework for states to hit those targets. By 2030, national electricity sector emissions will be reduced by an estimated 32 percent below 2005 levels. However, the EPA is largely leaving the authority and implementation of this rule in the hands of the states, either individually, or collectively as multi-state regions. With a September 2016 deadline fast approaching, states need to solidify plans in short order.
The compliance start date has been pushed back to 2022, from the initially proposed 2020, and will gradually phase in emission reduction targets on a "glide path" to reduce emissions in the 2022-2029 interim compliance period before reaching the 2030 goal.
Attend the Summit to receive the latest information regarding the final rule, explore implications of this major regulatory undertaking and strategize with key regulators and consultants on how to best develop state plans on the road to compliance.
Join environmental and state regulators, ISOs and RTOs, utilities, local distribution companies, IPPs, renewable energy providers, environmental engineering firms, legal experts and environmental consultants to discuss the final 111(d) rule and its direct impacts on power prices, system reliability, natural gas markets and infrastructure. Key stakeholders will receive an assessment of the final rule, state perspectives on developing implementation plans, address the impact of BSER on energy markets and operations, and explore the legal ramifications surrounding this game-changing rule.
For more information, to register, or to join as a sponsor, visit infocastinc.com/epa or call Infocast at 818-888-4444.
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