Join Science Policy Director J. Drake Hamilton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith for this cross-sector conversation to gain a better understanding of – and get engaged in forming – Minnesota’s response to this landmark regulation.
In early August, the Obama Administration released the final Clean Power Plan – the nation’s first ever standard to address carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Under the plan, utilities must begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2022. The final rule requires Minnesota to cut its carbon dioxide emissions rate by 42 percent below 2012 levels by the year 2030.
Minnesota has many important choices to make about how to meet Clean Power Plan targets. At this forum we’ll discuss:
- Key decisions that will go into building Minnesota’s plan, including how we will measure emissions targets and reductions;
- Trade-offs associated with the choices we make and how various options could affect different stakeholders;
- Relationships between the Clean Power Plan and Minnesota’s existing climate and energy goals and policies;
- Ways to engage in the development of Minnesota’s plan.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hamline University | Klas Center
1537 Taylor Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
To register and for more information, visit the Environmental Initiative.