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BPC and Great Plains Institute to Host Detroit Workshop on Clean Power Plan

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Join the Great Plains Institute and Bipartisan Policy Center on Friday, June 5 for 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. Please join us and contribute your ideas and input to these regional efforts.

This workshop will gather states, stakeholders, and experts, including those participating in MSEER and the Power Sector Collaborative.

The agenda includes:

  • 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

View the full agenda

The event is open to the public and press. Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive


WHAT:

Midcontinent States Regional Workshop: Implementation Options for EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan 

WHEN:

Friday, June 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2501 Worldgateway Place
Detroit, MI, 48242

KEYWORDS: CLEAN POWER PLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY