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Compliance Pathways Under the Proposed Clean Power Plan

By Jennifer Macedonia, Blair Beasley, Stuart Iler

Monday, September 22, 2014

The proposed regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. There are several compliance pathways, or policy designs, that states may consider in developing implementation plans. If you are looking to learn about them or explain them to someone else, review BPC Energy’s latest graphics on three of these approaches to 111(d) implementation, including a:

Rate-Based Trading System

Rate-Based Trading System


Utility Approach with Emission Budget

Utility Approach with Emission Budget


Mass-Based Trading System

Mass-Based Trading System

KEYWORDS: 111(D) REGULATIONS, CLEAN AIR ACT, CLEAN POWER PLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, INFOGRAPHICS