The Week Ahead: EPA's McCarthy to Testify on Carbon Rules for Power Plants


On July 23, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is scheduled to testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during a hearing on "EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants." 

As detailed in a June 17 Energy and Climate Report article, the proposed rules would set carbon dioxide emissions standards for existing and modified power plants by establishing unique CO2 emissions rates for the power industry in each state.

Also in the Senate, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to hold an oversight hearing July 22 on "Leveraging America's Resources as a Revenue Generator and Job Creator."

On July 24, the Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. 

House Hearings on Agenda

On July 23, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on "Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection."

The House Transportation Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transport will hold a hearing July 23 on "Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic."

On July 23, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on "American Metals and Mineral Security: An Examination of the Domestic Critical Minerals Supply and Demand Chain."

CARB Board Meeting on Agenda

The California Air Resources Board will hold a public meeting July 24-25. Among the items on the agenda are informational updates to the low-carbon fuel standard, the Greenhouse Gas Program's Megacities Measurement Project and the San Joaquin Valley's Sustainable Communities Strategies Program.

Other Energy, Climate Events

The Bipartisan Policy Center's American Energy Innovation Council will hold an event July 23 in Washington on "Driving Resources Into Energy Innovation." Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz is among the featured speakers.

The American Gas Association and the Women's Council on Energy and Environment will hold a roundtable discussion July 24 in Washington on "Will the Midterms Enable Progress or Procrastination for U.S. Energy Policy?" Panelists include Karen Billups, minority staff director for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Elizabeth Craddock, the committee's majority staff director; Tom Hassenboehler, chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power; and Alexandra Teitz, the subcommittee's chief counsel.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute will hold a briefing July 25 in Washington on "Evolving Resiliency: Managing Climate Risks in the Northeast."

On July 22, the Solar Energy Industries Association will hold a webinar on "Doubling Down on SustainabilityAll About the Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental & Social Responsibility."

The World Resources Institute and the Resources and Rights Initiative are scheduled to unveil a report July 24 on "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change."

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions will hold a webinar July 24 on "Innovation and Effective Stakeholder Engagement on Water and Energy Issues."


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