Podcast #5: U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule, the Clean Power Plan, to regulate greenhouse gases from the production of electricity. We discuss some features of the proposed rule and describe an outline of how the rule is to be implemented. Each of has done independent analysis of the proposed rule and offer opinions of the challenges of implementing it.
Links to topics in the podcast inlcude:
- United States Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan
- Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule Technical Documents [Made available after the podcast was recorded.]
- Michael Gillenwater’s blog post explaining the proposed rule
- The Clean Air Act
- Tom Baumann’s blog post explaining changes underway to the ISO Standards on Greenhouse Gases
- A few of the ISO Standards on GHGs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- U.S. EPA Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID)
What’s New on Campus
Michael describes upcoming changes to the ISO Standard related to greenhouse gases and Tom Baumann’s election to lead the international committee to develop the new standards.
Don mentions the EPA Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID), which contains data to describe electricity production and associated greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.