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Friday, September 20, 2013
BPC & NARUC Discuss CO2 Limits For Existing Power Plants
GHG Regulation of Existing Power Plants Under the Clean Air Act: What Is It and How Will It Work?
President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue final greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for the existing fleet of power plants by June 2015. Understanding the mechanics of such regulations is essential for policymakers, industry and other stakeholders. To advance constructive dialogue on these new regulations, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project, along with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), is convening a series of workshops in the coming months.
On September 25, 2013, please join BPC and NARUC for the first workshop, which will provide an overview of the context, precedent, and contours of the future GHG regulation of existing power plants. The workshop will feature experts and key stakeholders who will share views on the potential form, contents, and challenges of EPA guidance to states regarding performance standards that represent the “best system of emission reduction” for existing power plants. The event will also offer an opportunity to discuss possible state options for implementing the emission reduction requirements.
Featuring keynote remarks from:
Heather Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
Introductory remarks from:
Jason GrumetPresident, BPC
Panel discussions featuring:
Hon. Philip Jones (WA) President, NARUC
Hon. Robert Kenney (MO) Chair of NARUC's Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
Joseph Goffman Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA
Senator Byron Dorgan (Ret.) Senior Fellow, BPC Former Senator of North Dakota
Ellen Anderson Senior Advisor on Energy and the Environment to Minnesota’s Governor
Vicki Arroyo Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center
Chuck D. Barlow Vice President of Environmental Strategy and Policy, Entergy Services, Inc.
Megan Ceronsky Attorney, EDF
Steven Corneli Senior Vice President, NRG Energy
Kyle Danish Partner, Van Ness Feldman
David Doniger Policy Director of Climate and Clean Air Program, NRDC
Kimberly Greene President and CEO, Southern Company Services, Inc.
G. Vinson Hellwig Chief of Air Quality Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Joe Kruger Director for Energy and the Environment, BPC
John Lyons Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, Kentucky
Jennifer Macedonia Senior Advisor, BPC
When: Wednesday, Sept. 25 12:00PM-5:00PM
Where: Grand Hyatt Constitution A/B 1000 H Street NW Washington, DC 20001
About the Bipartisan Policy Center Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. For more information, please visit www.bipartisanpolicy.org