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The Legal Landscape for the Clean Power Plan

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher

Presenter: Lara Fowler, Penn State Law, is a chapter author of “The Law and Policy of Biofuels” Hosted by: Northeast woody/warm season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio)* and the Clean Power Plan webinar seriesThis webinar will provide a brief recap of the U.S. Clean Power Plan...

Approaches to CPP State Implementation using Biomass: A Look at Oregon and Washington

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Chuck Hersey

Speakers:Marcus Kauffman, Biomass Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry Chuck Hersey, Forest Health Planner, Washington State Department of Natural Resources This presentation offers a glimpse into state-level approaches to the Clean Power Plan...

Bioelectricity under the Clean Power Plan (CPP)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Carrie Annand, Vice President of External Affairs with the Biomass Power Association (BPA) This presentation focuses on the EPA's Clean Power Plan and various states' plans for including biomass to produce electricity. She will also look at policy factors...

Incorporating Traditional Forest Product Markets in CPP

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Greg Latta, University of Idaho This presentation focuses on the issue of baseline choice in evaluating the greenhouse gas (GHG) implications of biomass usage in energy generation. Baseline determination essentially involves some sort of modeling effort to...

Emissions Accounting for Biomass Under the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Emily McGlynn, Senior Advisor at Forest Trends This presentation addresses the calculations in the EPA's Biogenic Emissions Accounting Framework, which recently completed a second round of review by the agency's Science Advisory Board. This will have ...

Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems-Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Peter Woodbury, Cornell University This presentation considers aspects of the carbon cycle critical for bioenergy carbon accounting in general. (The EPA accounting framework specifically will be addressed in the next session.) In addition to the carbon cycle,...

"The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

On Wednesday, January 20 at 12 PM Eastern, join us in our continuing webinar series sponsored by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium. Our January webinar, entitled, The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research, focuses on getting the most out of free legal...

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

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...

Webinar: Federal Regulation of Shale Oil & Gas Development -- Current Issues

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

In recent years, the widespread expansion of shale oil and gas operations has led to a variety of regulatory activities at the federal, state, and local levels. Within the past year, several federal agencies – including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of...

Biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and Invasive Plants: What’s the Fuss All About?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

Biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and Invasive Plants: What’s the Fuss All About?Sponsored by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium In June 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a supple­mental final rule associated with the Renewable Fuel...

Basics of the Endangered Species Act

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Basics of the Endangered Species ActSponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic:The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) protects species identified as endangered or threatened with extinction and attempts to protect the habitat on which they depend. It does so by...

Manure as a Solid Waste and Clean Air Issues in Animal Agriculture Webinar

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shannon Ferrell

2015 has seen interesting development in legal issues related to livestock production. In January 2015, a federal district judge ruled that manure (stored or applied to a field) could become a solid waste under federal environmental laws. At the same time, a consortium of...