Infocast Summit Brings States & Stakeholders Together to Discuss Implications of EPA's Final Rule

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Key Decision Makers Talk Compliance Plans as the CPP’s September Deadline Fast Approaches

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The final goal is more aggressive than the initial proposed goal of 30 percent reductions, cutting over 70 million additional tons of carbon.

Infocast is pleased to announce the 3rd EPA Clean Power Plan Implementation Summit, scheduled for March 15-17, 2016 in Houston, TX. The summit brings together state regulators, policymakers and utilities to discuss the key challenges facing states on the road to compliance with the EPA 111(d) final rule.

Under the authority of the Clean Air Act section 111(d), the EPA issued the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP), establishing state-by-state carbon emissions rate reduction targets as well as a flexible framework for states to meet those targets. The CPP final rule calls for a 32 percent reduction in power sector emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. While the final rule is quite similar to the proposed rule, there are a number of key differences. The final goal is more aggressive than the initial proposed goal of 30 percent reductions, cutting over 70 million additional tons of carbon. However, under this rule, the EPA is largely leaving the authority and approach of compliance up to the states, either individually or collectively as multi-state regions.

With the September 2016 Clean Power Plan deadline quickly approaching, time is running out. The EPA is now requiring that states submit either a final plan or a proposal along with a request to extend the deadline to September 2018. If a state fails to submit a plan, or the plan does not meet EPA standards, the agency will then impose a federal implementation plan that would regulate all power plant operations within that state.

Attend the summit to hear more about the strategies states are using to comply with the Clean Power Plan, discuss the roles solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, natural gas, and storage play in meeting 111(d) requirements, and discover the impacts on reliability and resource adequacy due to the CPP. Only those who critically understand the full scope of the final rule will be able to successfully operate in this new business environment and capitalize on major opportunities.

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For nearly 30 years, Infocast has been a leading producer of top quality B2B networking events, each tailored to the specific needs of the industries they serve. Infocast is committed to the success of all participants, and ensures this by doing extensive marketplace research in order to bring together a diverse group of major industry stakeholders, as well as create a platform for attendees to have in-depth discussions, while generating new business contacts.

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