Tagged with Regulation

Bounded Regulation: How the Clean Power Plan Conforms to Statutory Limits on EPA’s Authority

Institute for Policy Integrity / by Richard L. Revesz, et al. http://policyintegrity.org/files/publications/Bounded_Regulation_Policy_Brief.pdf [Politico’s Morning Energy] EPA followed eight distinct requirements or constraints listed under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan, a trio from the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity write in a … Continue reading

Washington State Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from Industrial Sources

Washington State Dept. of Ecology http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/rules/wac173442/1510docs.html [AP] Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators… Washington’s proposed rule requires large industrial emitters to … Continue reading

Environmental Policy Design, Innovation And Efficiency Gains In Electricity Generation

OECD / by Nick Johnstone, et al. http://bit.ly/1q82ey9 This paper explores the relationship between environmental regulation, innovation, and competitiveness, drawing upon a unique dataset on environmental regulations directed at combustion plants, a global dataset of power plants, and a global dataset of ‘environmental’ patents. The analysis is conducted in two stages. First, a nonparametric frontier … Continue reading

Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA

Congressional Research Service http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44480.pdf [From a Greenwire article by Robin Bravender] Congress’ in-house research shop has drafted a summary of the complicated legal battle over the Obama administration’s climate regulations… The report recaps the major events in the litigation, summarizes the principal legal arguments and lays out a likely timetable of upcoming events. It also … Continue reading

PJM Interconnection Clean Power Plan Reference Case Compares Compliance Strategies

PJM CPP Reference Model and Sensitivities PJM Interconnection Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee http://bit.ly/23xHDSL [From an Energy Wire article by Emily Holden, sub. req’d] Natural gas prices lower than previously expected could drive coal plant retirements and ease the early years of compliance with federal climate regulation for a major regional power grid… The regional transmission organization found … Continue reading

Promising Practices for EJ [Environmental Justice] Methodologies in NEPA Reviews

US Dept. of Energy http://1.usa.gov/1YhFEi1 The Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG) Promising Practices report is a compilation of approaches that the NEPA Committee gleaned from an almost 4-year review of agency practices. The report consists of nine sections: Meaningful Engagement, Scoping Process, Defining the Affected Environment, Developing and Selecting Alternatives, Identifying Minority Populations, … Continue reading