Publish Date: October 3, 2016
As states across the country figure out how to reduce carbon emissions in the electric power sector under EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule, some states are also beginning to look at how they will administer the compliance plan that gets them to their CPP target.
State and federal air regulators face challenges in the form of budgetary and staff constraints, and inexperience with ways advanced energy technologies can be used to reduce carbon emissions. As EPA itself has indicated, one solution to this challenge is to turn to outside organizations for help.
A new paper, Use of “Third-Party Entities” for State and Federal Implementation of the Clean Power Plan: Issues and Options, written by attorneys at the law firm Van Ness Feldman, outlines ways state regulators and EPA can outsource some CPP implementation functions in order to leverage existing expertise while reducing administrative burden and cost.
The paper shows how use of third-party entities can achieve administrative efficiencies and enable the use of lower-cost measures like energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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