U.S. Carbon Policy Trends and Implications for the Biomass Industry

Presenters: Jessie Stolark and Laura Small, Policy Associates with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the keystone policy of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, an ambitious goal to cut economy wide greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The CPP will reduce greenhouse gases from the power sector by 32 percent by 2030 through a variety of measures. While the rule was finalized last fall, 2016 will still see the unfolding of numerous legal challenges to the rule and finalization of the Federal Implementation Plan option (required by non-compliant states).

This presentation will cover the history and precedence for the CPP, how EPA expects states to comply with the rule, opportunities for biomass stakeholders to engage with EPA and state air regulators on the rule, and the potential implications to the U.S. biomass industry.

This webinar is hosted by Sarah Wurzbacher, NEWBio, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy community. NEWBio is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The CPP webinar series is a co-sponsored effort by the USDA NIFA AFRI Regional Bioenergy System Coordinated Agricultural Projects, which focus on sustainable production of advanced biofuels, industrial chemicals, and biobased products to enhance existing agricultural systems, create rural jobs, and achieve other goals related to energy security and sustainability. More:

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