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Energy Efficiency under the Clean Power Plan

Energy efficiency programs are in wide use, whether administered by state governments, city governments, or utilities. Because energy efficiency is often a low-cost means for reducing power sector emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects it will be broadly …

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Market Oversight Under the Clean Power Plan

Carbon markets, like other commodities markets, require provisions to ensure that the market functions effectively and is not manipulated by some participants. Regulators conduct oversight to ensure that buyers can procure carbon credits when needed at a price that reflects …

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Tracking Systems in the Clean Power Plan

Tracking Systems in the Clean Power Plan February 2016 Download the Fact Sheet (PDF)   Tracking systems provide the foundation for a smoothly operating trading market. They are used by market participants to track the use, trading, banking, and retirement …

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Rate-Based Compliance Under the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan gives states the option to comply via either a rate-based or a mass-based approach. Ten states currently operate mass-based greenhouse gas reduction programs, and many more participate in mass-based programs to reduce other pollutants (e.g., sulfur …

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C2ES Comments on the Clean Power Plan’s Clean Energy Incentive Program

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). C2ES is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing practical …

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Key Insights From Stakeholders on the Clean Energy Incentive Program

In November 2015, C2ES facilitated a discussion with 25 business leaders, state and city officials, nonprofit organizations, and other experts on the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). The CEIP is a voluntary program to encourage …

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The Clean Power Plan and Market Options for Compliance

Over the next year, states will be working with stakeholders to submit plans to implement the new federal Clean Power Plan and submit comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed federal implementation plan and model rules. In its …

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C2ES Comments on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units; Proposed Rule

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the proposed federal plan requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electric utility generating units under the Clean Power Plan, proposed by the U.S. Environmental …

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Key Insights: Market Readiness for Businesses, States and Cities under the Clean Power Plan

C2ES held its first Solutions Forum workshop, focusing on market readiness under the Clean Power Plan, in September 2015. More than 40 business leaders, state and city officials, other experts, and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the …

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