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Compliance Pathways Under the Proposed Clean Power Plan

Jennifer Macedonia, Blair Beasley, Stuart Iler / Blog September 22, 2014

The proposed regulations by the EPA aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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Unpacking the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

Jennifer Macedonia / Blog August 5, 2014

In its June 2014 proposal, EPA defines the “best system of emission reduction” based on four building blocks and calculates state-specific goals from carbon dioxide reduction measures under the four building blocks.

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Five Things to Look for in the Upcoming GHG Regulation of Existing Power Plants

Energy / Blog May 27, 2014

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose a new regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. In preparation, we compiled questions you ought to be looking for.

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Power Sector Transition: GHG Policy and Other Key Drivers

BPC conducted an analysis exploring the impact of GHG regulation of the power sector, comparing the impacts of a GHG policy under a range of assumptions.

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation of Existing Power Plants Under the Clean Air Act: Key Themes Emerging from BPC’s Workshop Series

Energy / Research May 18, 2014

BPC and NARUC hosted a series of public workshops to explore the challenges and opportunities of regulating greenhouse gases from existing power plants.

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Supreme Court Validates EPA’s Interpretation of Clean Air Act Authority

Jennifer Macedonia / Blog May 6, 2014

In an April 29 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and overturned the lower court’s decision on the power sector air quality rule known as the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) — which implements the “good neighbor provisions” of the Clean Air Act and deals with pollution that blows across state lines and causes downwind states to exceed air quality standards.

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What We’re Reading in BPC’s Energy Project: April 28

Energy / Blog April 28, 2014

Innovation: The Government Was Crucial After All
By Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books

“Both government research and entrepreneurial capital are necessary conditions for the advance of commercial innovation. Neither is sufficient. But the consensus among many economists and politicians doesn’t seem to acknowledge an equal role for government.” 

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Highlights from BPC and NARUC’s Discussion on Upcoming 111(d) Regulations

Energy / Blog April 8, 2014

Highlights from the panel discussion with BPC President Jason Grumet, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and NARUC President Colette Honorable.

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A Tale of Four Models: Modeling Insights from GHG Regulation Workshop

Jennifer Macedonia / Blog January 8, 2014

On December 6, 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center, together with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) hosted a workshop on greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation of existing power plants under the Clean Air Act. In addition to discussing policy…

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Leaders in Energy Policy Headline BPC’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation Workshop

Blair Beasley / Blog January 6, 2014

State, industry and advocacy leaders gathered on December 6 to discuss what they do and don’t want included in forthcoming regulations on CO2 emissions from existing power plants. They also discussed how analytical tools are guiding their thinking. The workshop…

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