Reducing Power Plant Pollution: An Overview of EPA’s Recent Emissions Rules

A virtual fireside chat and panel discussion about EPA's April 2024 rulings on power plants, notably section 111 of the Clean Air Act.

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May 2, 2024


3:00–4:15 p.m. ET

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On April 25, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released four rules governing greenhouse gases and other emissions from existing coal fired power plants and new gas-fired generators. The most prominent of these is the rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions under section 111 of the Clean Air Act. By releasing this rule in concert with other rules affecting existing coal plants, the EPA hopes to give electric utilities maximum clarity about the regulatory frameworks that guide their operations and investments.

On May 2, Resources for the Future held a virtual fireside chat with EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Joseph Goffman, who discussed the rules’ contents and the Biden-Harris administration’s strategy in coordinating them. Following the fireside chat, a panel of legal and regulatory experts unpacked the implications of the rules for the electric power sector, for compliance planning by states, and for air quality and the climate.

Fireside chat:

  • Joseph Goffman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Billy Pizer, Resources for the Future


  • Emily Fisher, Edison Electric Institute
  • Carrie Jenks, Harvard Law School
  • Sushma Masemore, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future (moderator)

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