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Join us live online Thursday September 17th at 9 AM PT - 10 AM MT - 11 AM CT - 12 Noon ET
To hear Cliona Robb , Christian & Barton LLC

Join us to hear Cliona Robb discuss the role of Local Communities and the opportunities for advancement of renewable energy and energy efficiency under EPA's 2015 Clean Power Plan.

EPA's final rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act is known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and was released on August 3, 2015. The CPP allows states to meet state-specific goals through a mix of strategies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and demand-side management. The EPA is establishing a Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) to reward early investments in wind and solar generation, as well as demand-side energy efficiency serving low-income communities, that deliver results during 2020 and/or 2021.

During this presentation you will learn

  • The allowances EPA makes for emission rate credits (ERCs) available to states that incentivize these investments
  • Additional incentives provided by the EPA to encourage energy efficiency investments in low-income communities# Which Energy efficiency programs-including ratepayer programs implemented by utilities and overseen by states and also non-ratepayer programs operated by states-are most likely to offer the most cost effective means for compliance under the pending EPA rule.
  • Where to learn more about the CPP and options for integrating energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies into state compliance plans, and how these options may impact state economic development and resiliency efforts.
  • How principles developed by the 3 N Group regarding how energy efficiency efficiency programs could be used as one way to comply with the CPP's emission reduction requirements.
  • An explanation of the two state plan options as outlined by the CPP
    • Emission standards plan
    • State measures plan -
  • Role of Local Communities under EPA's Clean Power Plan including
    • low-income communities
    • minority communities
    • tribal communities.


About the Presenter

Cliona Robb,

Ms. Robb chairs the Sustainability practice group of the law firm Christian & Barton. Her practive involves working on renewable issues including solar power, wind power, and landfill gas as well as representing municipal, industrial, and commercial customers of electric, natural gas, and water utilities. Ms. Robb's current work is typically adverse to monopoly utilities.

Prior to joining the Energy & Telecommunications Practice Group at Christian & Barton, Ms. Robb worked for six years in the Corporate Department at Christian & Barton. Prior to that, she worked for two years in the Corporate Department at Mays & Valentine. She serves as counsel for Virginia Energy Governmental Association, an association of local governments served by Dominion Virginia Power, advising them on matters such as Dominion contract negotiations and major energy legislation. In addition, she assists competitive entities with regulatory matters before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, including CLECs and CSP. She also serves as an adjunct law professor at William & Mary School of Law, teaching an introductory course on Energy Law.


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