The US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act potentially impacts states’ renewable energy programs and policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). The proposed rule creates opportunities for renewable energy development and for cooperation among states. There are also risks that its implementation could create complications for RPSs, as well as for other programs that rely on renewable energy certificates (RECs).
This webinar will explore the relationship between EPA’s proposed rule and renewable energy. David Farnsworth of the Regulatory Assistance Project will summarize the rule, point out opportunities it creates for state renewable energy policymakers, and explain concerns about preserving the inviolability of RECs. Matt Clouse and Christopher Sherry of EPA will discuss EPA’s perspective and explore ways in which the proposed rule could benefit renewable energy development. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.
- David Farnsworth, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project
- Matt Clouse, Director for Renewable Energy Policy and Programs, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, US EPA
- Christopher Sherry, Policy Analyst in the Climate Change Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, US EPA
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at http://www.cesa.org/assets/Uploads/Combined-slides-6.26.14.pdf
This webinar was a presentation of the Clean Energy States Alliance’s State-Federal RPS Collaborative. For more information about the RPS Collaborative, please visit www.cesa.org/projects/state-federal-rps-collaborative.