Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Cap that Valve: Clean Air Act 111(d) and Federal Action

Date and Time
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco, CA


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Jonas Monast, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will moderate a session at the Navigating the American Carbon World conference on the Clean Air Act section 111(d). 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with carbon dioxide regulations for existing fossil fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, and President Obama has directed the agency to issue a proposal by June.This panel will provide the latest insight on stakeholder positions and how the debate has evolved over the past year given limited precedent, a wide range of possible flexibility, and a strong state role in implementation. Panelists will explore the legal and policy challenges facing the EPA as it develops guidelines for the states.

The Climate Action Reserve will present Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2014 with its program partner, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. NACW is the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. It has a well-established history of providing the most comprehensive and recent information on the year’s most pressing topics. And because it is the largest carbon event, it is known as the best event for networking with colleagues from the business, government, nonprofit and academic sectors. NACW 2014 will take a close look at the future growth and expansion of California's historic cap-and-trade program, other established and emerging carbon markets around the world, the status of potential linkages between markets, national climate change policy and other innovative environmental initiatives.