‘Understanding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan’ set for today at CSU's Lory Center

Wednesday September 30, 2015 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Center for New Energ, Bill Ritter, EPA, Clean Power Plan , Patrick Cummins, School of Global Env, CSU Energy Institute

 

FORT COLLINS -- The Energy Institute, Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability today will co-host a free informational overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for the CSU community and the public.Center_for_New_Energy_Economy_logoUSE

The event will feature former Colorado governor Bill Ritter and CNEE senior policy advisor, and Patrick Cummins, who is leading work CNEE is conducting in Western states. 

The Clean Power Plan requires reductions in carbon pollution from the power sector that’s contributing to climate change.

By 2030, the Clean Power Plan is targeting reduced carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent below 2005 levels. CNEE said that equals the annual emissions from 166 million cars, or 70 percent of U.S. passenger vehicles. (Source: EPA)

CNEE said the Clean Power Plan is a key element of the U.S. strategy to address climate change, and CNEE is facilitating a dialogue among Western states, utilities and stakeholders to help coordinate development and implementation of compliance plans in the region.

The event will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater on the Colorado State University campus.

The event is free but registration is required.

Live streaming of the event is also offered.