The event was part of an ongoing series exploring the challenges, benefits, and details of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
The workshop brought together experts, state officials, and stakeholders to examine how ongoing trends in the electricity sector may impact environmental policy.
Panelists explored lessons learned from past policy experience, the implications of electricity market structure, and the expected impacts on companies and customers.
While not all meeting participants supported the EPA’s regulation, they nonetheless came together to plan ahead and consider different implementation pathways.
Distributed resources or advanced grid technologies can help to achieve compliance by reducing the demand for generation from affected sources.
While the ozone rules grabbed the headlines, the petroleum refinery standards have major implications worth unpacking.
States and stakeholders in the region have been working to evaluate the policy options available to states for inclusion in state plans.
All told, the EPA’s suite of efforts on methane is part of a larger goal to reduce methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
States have asked EPA to provide a less cumbersome pathway to multistate cooperation and early indications are that EPA has illuminated such a path.