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Find out what’s in the Clean Power Plan

Learn about the first legislation that limits carbon pollution from power plants and the energy incentives for states at Clean Power Plan 101: What you need to know about the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

This workshop, hosted by the Blue Hills Business Center on November 18, will look at the Clean Energy Incentive Program, which has the potential to create positive change in disadvantaged communities.

In 2009, EPA stated that greenhouse gas pollution threatens Americans’ health and welfare by leading to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects on human health and the environment.

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants.

The Clean Energy Incentive Program

In the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), the EPA included a Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) that states may use at their own option to incentivize early investments in wind and solar power generation, as well as in energy efficiency measures in low-income communities.

While the primary purpose of the CPP is to reduce emissions at power plants, the CEIP will help ensure momentum to carbon-free and renewable energy sources. The Clean Energy Incentive Program exists because stakeholders were concerned that the Clean Power Plan could shift investment away from zero-emitting technologies, according to the EPA.

State participation in the CEIP is optional. Any state interested in participating in the CEIP must make a (non-binding) expression of its intent to participate by September 6, 2016.

Clean Power Plan 101

The free workshop will be held 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 at the Blue Hills Business Center, 5008 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO. To RSVP, call 816-333-7870 ext. 211 or email [email protected]. Registration is not required, but due to limited space, it is suggested.

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