EPA's Carbon Rules and the "Common Elements" Approach
Raymond Gifford, Partner, & Matthew Larson, Associate
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern
Summer is underway and EPA’s final carbon emissions regulations for the power sector are expected before it concludes. States have several potential paths forward, from not submitting a compliance plan to submitting a “building block 1-only” plan to providing a plan with all four building blocks. Additionally, there is the question of whether and how to align with other states.
Join us as we welcome Raymond and Matthew to discuss potential compliance paths with an emphasis on the “Common Elements” approach. This approach purports to circumvent barriers to interstate market programs by proposing that a state could develop its own plan and allow plant operators to transfer compliance credits among electric generating units within and among states that share common elements in their compliance plans, rather than the approach of building a multi-state plan to meet a joint CO2 target.
Raymond and Matthew will address key “Common Elements” questions including:
• What are the political and legal issues and concerns?
• Does a “common elements” plan satisfy EPA state plan approval criteria?
• Will such an approach provide cost savings, and ease administrative burdens?
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