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EPA Proposes Credit Trading Schemes as Part of the Federal Plan for the Clean Power Plan

In addition to issuing the finalized Clean Power Plan rule, EPA simultaneously released a proposal for a carbon credit trading scheme to use in regions of the country where EPA has not approved a state plan. This proposed federal plan (FP) includes a proposal for either a rate- or mass-based federal trading scheme, as well as rate- and mass-based model trading programs that states can adopt as part of their own state plans.

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The Clean Power Plan: Just the Basics

On Monday, August 3, 2015, EPA released its much anticipated “Clean Power Plan,” which calls on each state to reconfigure its electrical generation portfolio to achieve the standards of performance for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that EPA has determined to be achievable from an idealized generation portfolio for each state.

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