The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first-ever national standards to address carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The EPA will set emission targets for each state, but states have the flexibility to develop their own plans to meet those targets. How will this unfold?
The Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy invites you to the second of a series of lectures addressing climate change policy. Megan Ceronsky, director of regulatory policy and senior attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund, will discuss the framework proposed by the EPA and the options available to Texas and other states in designing their compliance plans, which include deploying renewable energy and demand-side energy efficiency and shifting utilization away from higher-emitting power plants to lower-emitting power plants.
Noon — Lunch
12:30 pm — Presentation
Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney, Domestic Climate and Air Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Welcome and Introduction
Regina M. Buono
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Baker Institute