Upcoming Policy Leadership Forum
Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Light lunch available at 12:30 p.m.
Please join Resources for the Future for a conversation between RFF President Phil Sharp and the Premier of Québec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, as they discuss critical environmental and energy issues facing North America, and the call to #ActOnClimate at all levels.
Elected leader of his party and premier of Québec in 2014, Premier Philippe Couillard is a neurosurgeon, former cabinet minister, member of Parliament, and respected leader, both in Canada and on the world stage.
Highlighting both the actions of state-level initiatives in addressing climate change—such as the Québec and California linked emissions trading system—as well as their roles on the world stage at COP21 in Paris, Québec has exercised significant leadership in the global community as part of the collective effort to solve the climate crisis.
With a successful carbon market poised to welcome even more new partners, and the role of states and provinces officially recognized by the Paris agreement, Premier Couillard will discuss how the moment to act on climate change, to preserve the next generation and create the economy of the future, has arrived.
Have a question while watching the live webcast? Tweet your question and include #AskRFF. A video of the forum will be available online following the event.
A Resources for the Future (RFF)/Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Seminar
Breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—the first national standard to target carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electric power sector—is intended to reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. However, industry leaders, policymakers, and the public still have questions about how the Clean Power Plan will impact the mix of power generation, the interconnected grid, cross-state electricity markets, and how consumers use electricity. New modeling results from researchers at Resources for the Future and the Electric Power Research Institute provide strategic insight into these questions and more.
This event is the second in RFF and EPRI’s 2016 Clean Power Plan series. Watch the video from the first event, where experts discussed formal comments to EPA on the federal plan and trading rules.
Have a question while watching the live webcast? Tweet your question and include #AskRFF. Questions will be answered as time allows.