The Great Plains Institute and Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a workshop to discuss implementation options for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Clean Power Plan in the Midcontinent region.
EPA is expected to release its final Clean Power Plan in mid-summer, including state carbon emission reduction goals for power plants. States will then have to develop and submit plans to achieve those goals. States and stakeholders in the region have been working to evaluate the policy options available to states for inclusion in state plans. In the Midcontinent region, state officials have been active in the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) group. Also, the Midwestern Power Sector Collaborative, convened by the Great Plains Institute, brings state officials and stakeholders together to explore and engage on these policy issues.
This workshop gathered states, stakeholders, and experts, including those participating in MSEER and the Power Sector Collaborative.
The agenda included:
- A keynote address by Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy
- Panels exploring:
- Policy Pathways for States to Achieve State Emissions Goals
- Opportunities and Challenges for Multistate Collaboration
- Achieving State Goals in the Midcontinent Region
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Presentation Slides for Panel I: Policy Pathways for States
Presentation Slides for Panel II: Opportunities and Challenges for Multistate Collaboration
Choosing a Policy Pathway for State 111(d) Plans to Meet State Objectives
Comparing Mass- and Rate-based Approaches to 111(d) Implementation
Implementation Elements for a Trading-Ready Mass-Based Plan
Implementation Elements for a Trading-Ready Rate-Based Plan