August 3, 2017

Baseload Regulation in a Post-Clean Power Plan World

Editor’s Note: What comes next? See, A Regulatory Antidote for Carbon Capture and Storage.

From: Power Magazine

Scott Segal


What Comes Next?

One way to consider how to make the removal of the CPP a more durable change to GHG policy as it affects baseload power production is to answer the question, “What comes next?” Pure repeal of the CPP certainly addresses President Trump’s campaign promise, but leaving something in place of the CPP may have some virtues. First, doing so reinforces preemption of federal common law, other tort actions, and perhaps even certain state actions. Politically speaking, a regulatory program in the area deprives those that would mischaracterize the significance of the CPP an important argument.

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