Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-15-2014

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed important new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The new regulation is the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s climate policy. If the controversial rule is finalized as planned next year, it will cover about a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This lecture will explain the legal, environmental, and economic issues posed by the rule and highlight the important role for states in implementing it. The lecture will also review the implications and options for achieving the emissions target the EPA set for Nevada.

Keywords

Carbon dioxide; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Government policy; Nuclear power plants; United States. Environmental Protection Agency

Disciplines

Atmospheric Sciences | Climate | Nuclear

Language

English

Comments

Additional files: 37 slide PowerPoint presentation


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