Brookings Mountain West presents "EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Power Plants: How does it work, and what will it mean for Nevada?"
A talk by Adele Morris, fellow and policy director, Climate and Energy Economics Project.
In June, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed important new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The new regulation is the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s climate policy. If the controversial rule is finalized as planned next year, it will cover about a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This lecture will explain the legal, environmental, and economic issues posed by the rule and highlight the important role for states in implementing it. The lecture will also review the implications and options for achieving the emissions target the EPA set for Nevada.