Thursday, May 22, 2014

CLIMATE: States pressing EPA for efficiency credits in power plant regs -- Moniz -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 --

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told reporters today at the 2014 Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is offering states as much flexibility as possible, and states are playing up efficiency programs.
"She's certainly hearing from the states that efficiency would be an effective tool," Moniz said.
During an online forum earlier in the week, McCarthy said that President Obama had tentatively decided to introduce the existing power plant proposal himself on June 2. The rule is the centerpiece of Obama’s Climate Action Plan unveiled last year, and environmentalists have urged the administration to do everything it can to ensure it delivers serious reductions -- including by improving demand-side energy efficiency.

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