EPA Likely to Embrace Efficiency with Upcoming GHG Regulations

States pressing EPA for efficiency credits in power plant regs — Moniz

E&E Publishing, May 21, 2014

States are urging the Obama administration to get them credit for energy efficiency programs in U.S. EPA’s carbon-curbing regulations for existing power plants.

EPA will rely on states to craft plans to comply with the proposed rule that would set standards for carbon dioxide emissions under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told reporters today at the 2014 Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is offering states as much flexibility as possible, and states are playing up efficiency programs.

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